VCE’s Next Step

Today, I am excited to announce the next phase of evolution for VCE.  VCE will become an EMC business, with Cisco and VMware continuing as strategic partners and investors.  With this new step, it‘s worthwhile to pause and reflect on VCE’s achievements as we begin the next phase of VCE as a company.

What a journey the past five years has been!

IT as we know it is undergoing seismic changes across everything from technology to economics to skill sets. The brave new world of highly agile, simplified and high-performance infrastructure supporting the great transition to the cloud is here. At VCE, these have been exciting times.  We’ve not only established a brand-new category of Converged Infrastructure, we’ve fundamentally changed the way data center and cloud infrastructures are deployed and operated. As the Converged Infrastructure category has expanded, VCE Vblock Systems remain the industry standard.

Our tremendous success is a result of the unique skill set VCE has developed, combined with our laser focus on the customer experience and passion in helping them along the journey to the cloud.  It’s a winning combination and clearly it’s hard to argue with the results:

  • Six consecutive quarters of 50%+ year-over-year growth
  • Recognized leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant
  • Acknowledged market leader in Gartner and IDC latest analyst reports

As we head into the next phase as a company, it’s important to understand the context behind VCE’s evolution. We were created to disrupt the traditional siloed infrastructure market, and without a doubt our initial joint venture structure was a great fit for this mission.  However, now that VCE is a $2 billion company looking to expand beyond platforms to deliver hybrid cloud solutions, it’s critical to evolve to a structure that supports our broader mission from the technology and financial perspectives.

As an EMC business we will benefit from being an integral part of an established leader in the data center and cloud space and be able to tap into the incredible range of technologies across EMC, VMware, Pivotal and RSA. The team and I here at VCE are excited to embark on this next phase of our journey, and apply the unique VCE formula to help our customers on their journey to the cloud.

Onward and upward!

About the Author: Praveen Akkiraju