Last month, VCE announced a major expansion of its converged infrastructure portfolio with new platform and software innovations focused on speeding and simplifying your journey to the hybrid cloud.

The advancements VCE announced included:

  • VCE VXBLOCK SYSTEMS are a new family of converged infrastructure systems designed to enable greater flexibility for customers. The first VxBlock System announced will offer Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) or VMware NSX as a customer choice for software-defined networking (SDN) functionality, along with Cisco networking and computing, EMC storage and data protection, and VMware virtualization and virtualization management. VCE VxBlock Systems will receive the same ‘VCE Experience’ of factory based pre-integration, pre-testing and pre-validation with seamless component-level updates, ongoing lifecycle assurance and unified single-call support. You can expect additional VxBlock Systems throughout 2015!
  • VCE VSCALE ARCHITECTURE is a new, ‘scale up’ and ‘scale out’ architecture that delivers simplicity and speed at datacentre scale. VCE Vscale architecture leverages a next-generation converged fabric to interconnect multiple converged infrastructure systems and datacentre elements, providing optimised and on-demand resource sharing.
  • VCE VISION INTELLIGENT OPERATIONS 3.0 is a major update to the company’s management software for delivering operational simplicity through a consistent, accurate and common systems view. Its capabilities have been expanded to provide unified intelligence across multiple VCE systems, either independent or as part of a Vscale architecture.

Useful Links

EMC’s VP of strategic alliances comments on the announcements:
http://pulseblog.emc.com/2015/03/12/making-it-simple-vce-redefines-converged-infrastructure/

Solutions overview about VCE VxBlock:
http://www.vce.com/products/converged/vxblock/overview

Hear from VCE”s director of products and solutions via his blog about the Vscale announcement:
https://blog.vce.com/2015/03/12/introducing-vce-vscale-architecture-bridging-the-data-center-gap-to-better-support-the-2nd-and-3rd-platform-applications/