VCE Rolls Out New Innovations to Vblock

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Enabling continued benefits in converged infrastructure for its customers, VCE unveiled a series of new products, services and partner programs. VCE, whose investor companies are VMWare, Cisco and EMC, released new Vblock Systems, newVblock Specialized Systems, enhanced VCE Vision Intelligent Operations software, new VCE Cloud Accelerator Services, and an enhanced VCE Partner Program.

Enhancing and expanding product portfolio

The new Vblock System 340 incorporates the latest compute, network, storage, and virtualization technologies from VCE investor companies. The 340 system offers up to four times the performance and twice the capacity as previous Vblock systems 300. A new Vblock Specialized System for High Performance Databases is for environments that require millions of IOPS and need to scale to hundreds of terabytes, all with maximum availability. Unlike dedicated database appliances, this system offers the flexibility to support mixed workloads and multiple database versions.

“VCE has set the pace in true converged infrastructure, delivering innovative products and services to customers that enable transformative results by reducing costs, increasing reliability, and accelerating time-to-market,” said Praveen Akkiraju, Chief Executive Officer, VCE. “The solutions announced today, along with our increased investment in our partners, reinforces our commitment to help customers simplify and accelerate the deployment of next generation data center and cloud infrastructures. With VCE, IT organizations are able to more effectively support and – for the first time – get ahead of end-user requirements in today’s dynamic business environment.”

Created to meet the requirements of the most latency-sensitive environments such as virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI), a new Vblock Specialized System for Extreme Applications features all-flash technology with inline de-duplication.The new VCE Cloud Accelerator Services help customers rapidly and efficiently plan, build and implement scalable “as a service” cloud infrastructure environments. These services combine business process, operations, and organization transformation expertise with pre-integrated service catalog capabilities for self-service portals and chargeback on the Vblock Systems.

The enhanced VCE Partner Program increases opportunities and enables partners to develop and expand their businesses around VCE’s converged infrastructure solutions.

On average, customers with VCE Vblock systems realized four times faster deployments for new infrastructure with 79 percent less effort, five times faster deployment for new services, 96 percent reduction in downtime and reduction of annual data center costs by 50 percent, according to a VCE-commissioned white paper by IDC.

“IDC’s in-depth conversations with organizations deploying converged systems consistently found dramatic improvements in time to deployment, availability, operational simplicity, and cost compared to traditional IT environments, ” said Richard Villars, Vice President, Datacenter & Cloud, IDC. “Business and IT benefits like these are driving the rapid adoption of converged infrastructure.”

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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