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VCE Announces Next Wave Of Innovation, Brings Operational Simplicity To Next Generation Data Centers

 VCE Announces Next Wave Of Innovation, Brings Operational Simplicity To Next
                           Generation Data Centers

Announces Vblock System portfolio expansion, Vblock Specialized Systems, and
next generation management technology with VCE Vision Intelligent Operations

PR Newswire

RICHARDSON, Texas, Feb. 21, 2013

RICHARDSON, Texas, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --VCE, the leader in converged
cloud infrastructure systems, today announced its largest ever introduction of
new software and hardware that will help enterprises and service providers
modernize and transform their data center environments. Today's announcements
represent a new chapter in the evolution of converged infrastructure,
introducing open management capabilities for the Vblock™ portfolio, Vblock™
Specialized Systems, and new Vblock™ Systems designed for branch offices and
mid-sized data centers.

"In three short years, VCE has pioneered and led the transition to converged
infrastructure by delivering a unique customer experience. Our approach is
driven by a commitment to bring simplicity and speed to data center
deployments and operations," said Praveen Akkiraju, CEO of VCE."VCE's track
record of innovation includesengineering best of breed technologies into an
integrated, prepackaged system with single vendor seamless support and full
system lifecycle assurance - all industry firsts.Today we take the next
important steps in defining the next generation data center with the
introduction of new VCE developed systems and software that converge data
center operations for customers."

New elements to the VCE product portfolio include:

VCE Vision Intelligent Operations
VCE Vision™ Intelligent Operations software enables converged infrastructure
management leveraging and preserving investments in existing management
frameworks. Developed for the entire Vblock portfolio, the software
dynamically informs customer management frameworks about Vblock Systems,
creating a 'single-pane-of-glass' experience and delivering a converged
operations experience. Through collaborative engineering work with VMware,
the software has native integration withVMware's Virtualization and Cloud
Management Portfolio. VCE Vision also supports open API-enabled integration
into other industry management toolsets, preserving customer investments made
in their existing frameworks.

Vblock System 200
Vblock System 200 brings the Vblock family to distributed environments and
mid-sized data centers, significantly expanding VCE's market reach.
Mid-market customers use Vblock System 200 as core infrastructure, bringing
the value of converged infrastructure to their enterprise for the first time.
Large customers use Vblock System 200 as part of their distributed
environment, extending their current Vblock investments across their business.


Sold through the VCE partner channel, Vblock System 200 brings speed and
flexibility to data center infrastructure through standardization on
best-in-class technologies.

Vblock System 100
The Vblock System 100 is targeted for remote office/branch office deployments,
and extends the value of Vblock System 200, Vblock System 300 or Vblock System
700. Vblock System 100 brings line-of-business applications from core data
centers into remote office/branch office locations. Available through the VCE
partner network, the Vblock System 100 allows rapid deployment and reliable,
cost-effective operation of applications such as Exchange for Messaging,
VMware Virtual Desktop Integration (VDI) and collaboration using Microsoft
SharePoint or Cisco's Unified Communications.

Vblock System 300 and Vblock System 700 family enhancements
Vblock System 300 and Vblock System 700 architectures have been enhanced to
provide even greater configuration flexibility in optimizing compute,
networking, and storage resources. Through incorporation of the latest Cisco,
EMC and VMware technologies, Vblock System 300 and Vblock System 700 families
now have up to twice the capacity and performance capabilities, allowing
customers to efficiently scale-up to the highest levels of operational
performance.

VCE Specialized Systems
VCE is introducing the first of a series of systems that are optimized with
pre-installed core enterprise workloads. Vblock™ Specialized System SAP HANA
represents another major advancement in converged infrastructure, extending
the benefits of convergence through the application layer. Vblock™
Specialized System SAP HANA has received SAP HANA Certification, enabling
rapid and efficient deployment of this powerful in-memory computing and
database platform with unsurpassed scale and performance.

"IT Executives in the Wikibon community are modernizing their data centers and
transforming operations to focus precious resources on adding sustainable
business value," said David Vellante, co-founder and Chief Analyst, Wikibon.
"Converged infrastructure such as VCE's Vblock Systems can dramatically speed
deployments, simplify infrastructure management and reduce risk. CIOs will
value the fact that VCE is extending convergence to management and operations
of converged infrastructure."

"We deliver best-in-class cloud services that meet the needs of UK government,
military and national security activities. It is the secure and predictable
infrastructure from VCE that enables our team to power key IT initiatives,"
said Simon Hansford, CTO of Skyscape Cloud Services. "As an underpinning
element, Vblock Systems allow us to be nimble and competitive, and in today's
business arena, that is essential."

Availability
Vblock System 100 is targeted for availability in March, 2013 through VCE and
its partners. Vblock System 200, VCE Vision Intelligent Operations and
Vblock™ Specialized System SAP HANA are targeted for general availability in
early Q2, 2013. Enhancements to Vblock System 300 and Vblock System 700
families are available immediately.

For more information on today's announcements, VCE invites you to join the
virtual launch event that will include presentations from VCE executives,
customers and channel partners. View the virtual launch at 8:00 a.m. PT on
February 21 at www.vce.com. Hear comments by Cisco Chairman & CEO John
Chambers, EMC Chairman & CEO Joe Tucci and VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger describing
the future of IT.

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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 System, 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.

VCE, VCE Visionand 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.

SOURCE VCE LLC

Website: http://www.vce.com
Contact: Media and Analyst, +1-508-970-8161, Bob.Wambach@vce.com
 
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