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 professionals."
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 expand.
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.
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.
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