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VCE and VMware: Accelerating the Software-Defined Data Center, Simplifying Customers’ Path to the Hybrid Cloud

By Loretta Brown, vice president, Federation, VMware

Today, VCE announced a major expansion to its converged infrastructure portfolio to help customers accelerate their software-defined data centers and simplify their journey to the hybrid cloud. VCE’s converged solutions continue to add additional value, as well as drive time-to-value and increase agility for customers. As a longtime partner of VCE, we congratulate them on today’s launch, and look forward to continuing to work closely with them as a part of The Federation.

IT departments continue to face pressure to keep up with the needs and demands of their businesses, with requirements for greater flexibility and agility, all while driving innovation. Through the use of the hybrid cloud, built on the software-defined data center, IT organizations are empowered to quickly and easily move workloads from the data center to the public cloud securely, and back and forth as required.

With VCE Foundations for Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, the benefits of the hybrid cloud can be realized quickly, leading to quicker time-to-value, as well as guaranteed integration and support. The solution includes factory integration of additional VMware and EMC technologies including VMware NSX network virtualization, VMware vRealize management and orchestration software, and EMC® ViPR® software-defined-storage. The solution also includes technology onramps to VMware vCloud Air, which provides organizations with seamless management, workload migration and disaster recovery between their private and public cloud environments.

Also announced today, VCE will offer a new VCE VxBlock System with VMware NSX, which provides customers with factory-based pre-integration, pre-testing and pre-validation with seamless component-level updates, ongoing lifecycle assurance, and unified single-call support. VCE VxBlock with VMware NSX will enable customers to see the same powerful agility they see in virtualized compute across the entire converged infrastructure. Read more about VMware NSX on VxBlock in Hatem Naguib’s blog here.

For more information on the VCE news today, please read the announcement here.