Dell and Cisco Continue to Simplify the Path to IT Transformation for Customers

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Intel processor technologies power data centers throughout the world, and the launch of Intel’s Skylake Xeon processors is an important industry event, not just for technology vendors but for all customers.  Customers depend on rapid integration of new technologies to be as competitive and agile as possible, and I’ve spent the past 8 years helping our customers quickly deploy data center technologies through Vblock and VxBlock Systems, which are solely based on Cisco compute technologies.

Dell and Cisco have a decades long commitment of working together on behalf of our customers, and the success of our partnership is evident through our $3B (and growing) Vblock and VxBlock business.  We’ve installed thousands of systems, resulting in undisputed market leadership in Converged Infrastructure, and a responsibility in continuing to serve our large and growing customer community.

Today, more than ever, our customers rely on the combined technologies of Dell & Cisco to meet their ever increasing business demands. The newly announced Cisco M5 UCS servers will be an important addition to the VxBlock Systems portfolio.  Together with Cisco Nexus, Cisco MDS, Dell Storage, and VMware virtualization, the M5 servers will be fully integrated, supported and sustained as a single system.

Our business continues to grow, as does our partnership.  We also continually work on future technology alignment for VxBlock and future architectural enhancements to the Vscale architecture. The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gain momentum, and it will serve as the foundation for our partnership in the coming years.

About the Author: Trey Layton

Trey started his career in the US Military stationed at United States Central Command, MacDill AFB, FL. Trey served as an intelligence analyst focused on the Middle East and conducted support of missions in the first days of the war on terror. Following the military Trey joined Cisco where he served as an engineer for Data Center, IP Telephony and Security Technologies. Trey later joined the partner ecosystem where he modernized the practices of several national and regional partner organizations, helping them transform offerings to emerging technologies. Trey joined NetApp in 2004 where he contributed to the creation of best practices for Ethernet Storage and VMware integration. Trey contributed to the development of the architecture which became the basis for FlexPod. In 2010 Trey joined VCE, where he was promoted by Chairman & CEO, VCE, Michael Capellas to Chief Technology Officer, VCE. As CTO Trey was responsible for the product and technology strategy for Vblock, VxBlock, VxRack, Vscale and VxRail. During his tenure, VCE was recognized as one of the fastest technology companies to reach $1 Billion in revenues and one of the most successful joint ventures in IT history. The origional VCE products Trey has led strategy on continue to be leaders in their respective share categories around the world. In 2016 Trey was asked to lead from concept the development of an all Dell Technologies converged product. From that initial concept Trey led a global team of engineers to deliver Dell EMC PowerOne, the industry’s first autonomous infrastructure solution, embedding open source technologies which enable automated infrastructure integration based on declarative outcomes.
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