VCE Captures IT Brand Pulse Award For Most Innovative Converged Infrastructure

VCE Captures IT Brand Pulse Award For Most Innovative Converged Infrastructure

VCE Also Announces Major Expansion To Support Growth

PR Newswire

RICHARDSON, Texas, Dec. 20, 2012

RICHARDSON, Texas, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --VCE, the leader in converged
cloud infrastructure systems, was awarded the 2012 IT Brand Pulse leader for
converged infrastructure in an industry survey of IT professionals. VCE swept
first place in five of six categories, including Market Leader, Innovation
Leader, Performance Leader, Reliability Leader and Service & Support Leader.

VCE technologies help companies and organizations accelerate the adoption of
cloud computing. Its Vblock ^ Systems bring together leading technologies
from Cisco, EMC and VMware into a single, integrated and pre-configured
converged infrastructure system with seamless support.

"Customer priorities center around fast deployments, and providing high
service levels within budget and staffing constraints. VCE enables data center
projects to be deployed quickly, with minimal risk, allowing customers to
focus on driving IT productivity higher and better supporting the business,"
said Dave Hart, Chief Technology Officer, Presidio. "The industry is rapidly
evolving, with VCE established as a clear leader in providing fully converged
systems that support data center modernization initiatives".

"There is no longer a single technology pendulum swinging from centralized
mainframe computing to personal compute, resting in distributed computing.
Now we have users demanding convergence of personal and work devices and the
Chief Technology Officers demanding centralized, manageable, secure and highly
available critical business applications. VCE has correctly anticipated
market expectations and as a result is establishing clear leadership in
converged data center systems for business critical applications," said
Thatcher Alexander, Regional President, AOS.

"VCE simplifies the deployment, management and ongoing operations of data
center infrastructure," said Praveen Akkiraju, Chief Executive Officer, VCE.
"Overwhelming customer acceptance of Vblock Systems has propelled VCE to
industry leadership in innovating and delivering the next generation data
center. We are delighted to receive this acknowledgement from industry IT

In the third quarter of 2012, VCE demand was up approximately 30%
year-over-year and 20% quarter-over-quarter. Ten of the world's top 15
telecommunications companies now utilize VCE Vblock Systems as part of their
cloud offerings, and VCE adoption within Fortune 500 companies continues to

To support its high growth, VCE is tripling the size of its Richardson, Texas
headquarters, expanding the 24/7 call center, labs and customer meeting
facilities. VCE is also adding a new Solutions Center and Engineering lab in
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and has opened a new Asia Pacific
headquarters in Singapore. In addition, VCE recently expanded the size of
existing facilities in Marlborough, Massachusetts and Santa Clara, California.

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About VCE

VCE, formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel,
accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing
models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market
for our customers. VCE, through the Vblock platform, delivers the industry's
first completely integrated IT offering with end-to-end vendor accountability.
VCE's prepackaged solutions are available through an extensive partner
network, and cover horizontal applications, vertical industry offerings, and
application development environments, allowing customers to focus on business
innovation instead of integrating, validating and managing IT infrastructure.

VCEand Vblockareregistered trademarksortrademarksof VCE Company LLC or
its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.

EMC is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation in the United States and
other countries.

VMware is a registered trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or
other jurisdictions

Cisco is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its
affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.

All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.


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