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VCE Introduces the Next Era in Converged Infrastructure Innovation

by david.nunes


New Data Center-Scale Architecture, New Family of Converged Infrastructure Systems and New VCE Vision Software to Provide Foundation for Next-Generation Converged Solutions

Singapore – March 12, 2015 – VCE, the worldwide leader in converged infrastructure, today announced a major expansion to its industry-leading converged infrastructure portfolio with a series of new platform and software innovations focused on speeding and simplifying the customer journey to the hybrid cloud. VCE is expanding the scope of converged infrastructure integration from physical hardware elements to include application and cloud infrastructure, driving an evolution from converged infrastructure to converged solutions.

VCE introduced groundbreaking advancements to its converged solutions portfolio:

VCE Vscale Architecture is a new, innovative “scale up” AND “scale out” architecture that delivers simplicity and speed at data center scale. VCE Vscale Architecture leverages a next-generation converged fabric to interconnect multiple converged infrastructure systems and data center elements, providing optimized, on-demand resource sharing.

VCE VxBlock Systems are a new family of converged infrastructure systems designed to enable greater flexibility in system components for customers. The first VxBlock System announced today will offer Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) or VMware NSX™ as a customer choice for software-defined networking (SDN) functionality, along with Cisco networking and computing, EMC storage and data protection, and VMware virtualization and virtualization management. VCE VxBlock Systems will receive the same “VCE Experience” of factory-based pre-integration, pre-testing and pre-validation with seamless component-level updates, ongoing lifecycle assurance, and unified single-call support. Additional VxBlock systems will be introduced throughout 2015.

VCE Vision™ Intelligent Operations 3.0 is a major update to the company’s converged infrastructure management software for delivering operational simplicity through a consistent, accurate, and common systems view. VCE Vision software capabilities have been expanded to provide unified intelligence across multiple VCE converged infrastructure systems – either independent or as part of a Vscale architecture – enabling efficient multi-system management and converged operations at scale.

“VCE is recognized as the global market share leader for integrated infrastructure systems1, 2, having sold more than 2,000 VCE Vblock Systems. Currently, our diverse customer base across the Asia Pacific and Japan region ranges from banking to telecommunications across 23 countries, including Australia, Japan and Singapore”, said Anthony Elvey, managing director, VCE ASEAN and Japan.

VCE Converged Solutions Portfolio

In addition to the advancements announced today, VCE has recently introduced multiple offerings to expand its portfolio to deliver a broad range of converged platforms and solutions designed to provide speed, scale and simplicity, and accelerate customers’ journey to the hybrid cloud:

·         VCE technology extensions are pre-integrated, pre-tested and pre-validated hardware extensions that enable additional flexibility and scalability for new and existing Vblock Systems and VxBlock Systems. VCE technology extensions enable customers to expand their VCE converged infrastructure with additional storage and compute resources – including EMC® Islion®, EMC XtremIO and Cisco Unified Computing System™ (UCS) – with the same factory-built VCE Experience including component-level upgrades and single-call support.

·         VCE Foundations for Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud is a converged solution designed to accelerate the deployment and management of hybrid cloud environments. The solution drives an even greater degree of convergence by extending the standardized, repeatable practices of the unique VCE Experience to the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, providing factory integration of additional VMware and EMC technologies including VMware NSX network virtualization, VMware vRealize™ management and orchestration software, and EMC® ViPR® software-defined storage. The solution also includes technology onramps to VMware vCloud® Air™, enabling customers with seamless management, workload migration and disaster recovery between their private and public cloud environments.

·         The Vblock System 540, announced in October 2014 and now shipping in volume, is the industry’s first all-flash-based converged infrastructure system for consolidating mixed workloads such as private clouds, end-user computing, databases and other latency-sensitive applications. The Vblock System 540 is powered by EMC’s market-leading XtremIO™ all-flash arrays, next-generation Cisco Unified Computing and Cisco Nexus ACI-Ready networking.

·         The Vblock System 740, announced in October 2014 and now shipping in volume, is the industry’s most advanced, intelligent converged infrastructure, with unmatched performance, capacity and availability for the most demanding mission-critical applications. The Vblock System 740 is powered by next-generation Cisco Unified Computing, Cisco Nexus ACI-Ready networking and EMC VMAX® 3 storage,

·         VCE Foundations for Cisco UCS® Director provides the VCE Experience for cloud management software from Cisco on Vblock Systems and VxBlock Systems to simplify deployment and management of cloud computing. Seamlessly integrated with VCE converged infrastructure and VCE Vision software, this out-of-the-box cloud solution supports rapid, cost-effective implementation of private or hybrid cloud infrastructure with the lowest risk for cloud management environments based on Cisco UCS Director with the same factory-built VCE Experience, including component-level upgrades and single-call support.


VCE Vscale Architecture, VCE VxBlock Systems and VCE Vision Intelligent Operations 3.0 will be orderable in Q2 2015. VCE converged solutions are available from VCE and its global network of business partners.


VCE provides converged solutions that accelerate the adoption of cloud-based computing models for enterprises and service providers globally. Based on VCE’s industry-leading converged infrastructure, VCE converged solutions dramatically simplify IT, enabling customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating and managing IT infrastructure.


1 Gartner Market Share Analysis: Data Center Hardware Integrated Systems, 2013, July, 31 2014

2 IDC Worldwide Integrated Infrastructure & Platforms Tracker, September 25, 2014

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