VCE and VMware Extend Partnership to Jointly Develop, Sell and Deliver Vblock Cloud Management and Orchestration

VCE and VMware Extend Partnership to Jointly Develop, Sell and Deliver Vblock
                      Cloud Management and Orchestration

VMware management solution integrations help customers simplify and automate
management of Vblock Systems

PR Newswire

RICHARDSON, Texas, Feb. 26, 2013

RICHARDSON, Texas, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --VCE, the leader in converged
cloud infrastructure systems, and VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader
in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced an expanded
development partnership that will allow Vblock customers to experience
seamless integration between VMware's portfolio of Cloud Management Solutions
and VCE's Vblock™ Systems. The two companies will integrate technologies to
enhance service provisioning, operations management and business management
with the Vblock Systems Portfolio. In addition to VMware vSphere® and
vCenter™ Server, VCE will OEM vCenter Operations Manager, which will be
integrated with VCE's newly announced VCE Vision™ Intelligent Operations

Based upon joint development activities underway since early 2012, VCE is
today announcing native integration of its VCE Vision Intelligent Operations
software into two key VMware virtualization management technologies:

VMware vCenter Operations
Vblock Systems will be natively discovered within the VMware vCenter
Operations Suite, proactively ensuring health and operational efficiency of
Vblock Systems. This integration will enable extendedvisibility into Vblock
operations and bring management of Vblock Systems directly into the VMware
vCenter Operations dashboard.

VMware vCenter Server
Vblock Systems will be physically discovered and viewed in the VMware vCenter
Server topology. The VCE Vision Intelligent Operations solution with VMware
vCenter Server will enable administrators to validate Vblock Systems
compliance to Vblock System releases that are thoroughly tested with and
certified for specific versions of each Vblock System component.

In addition to the capabilities announced today, the two companies will be
jointly developing, marketing and selling expanded integrations into the
entire portfolio of VMware virtualization and cloud management solutions with
Vblock Systems. This includes plans to integrate VCE Vision Intelligent
Operations with VMware vCloud® Automation Center, VMware vCloud Suite, and IT
Business Management solutions.

"Native integration of VCE innovative converged infrastructure systems with
VMware's industry-leading management solutions will help our joint enterprise
and service provider customers further simplify, automate and modernize
management of their software-defined datacenter environments," said Ramin
Sayar, Vice President & General Manager, Virtualization & Cloud Management,

"Vblock Systems with VMware virtualization technologies have become the de
facto standard for mission critical applications in a virtual environment,
delivering unprecedented customer value by speeding deployments, increasing
business agility and lowering TCO," said Trey Layton, Chief Technology
Officer, VCE. "VCE Vision is an innovative approach to discovering, validating
and reporting health and status of Vblock Systems. Its integration with the
VMware portfolio of virtualization and cloud management technologies will
deliver the industry's most powerful cloud management experience."

Ten of the world's top 15 telecommunications companies use VCE Vblock Systems
as part of their cloud offerings, and VCE has significant penetration into
Fortune 500 accounts. VCE was recently named the market share leader for
integrated infrastructure systems by Gartner.

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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.

About VMware
VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that
enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help
them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology
resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs.
With 2012 revenues of $4.61 billion, VMware has more than 480,000 customers
and 55,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with
offices throughout the world and can be found online at

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Contact: Media and Analysts,, VCE, +1-508-970-8161; or Ken
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