VCE: Customers are adopting Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)-Ready Vblock Systems to accelerate the speed of their businesses through policy automation

Cisco ACI-Ready Vblock Systems Take Hold As Customers Embrace The Need For Speed -- VCE Vblock with Cisco ACI Increases Customer Agility, Competitive Advantage

VCE, the pioneer and worldwide leader in converged infrastructure, announced that customers around the globe are adopting Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)-Ready Vblock Systems to accelerate the speed of their businesses through policy automation. Demands for IT organizations to support and align to business goals of growth and profitability are fueling adoption of cloud, converged infrastructure, and software defined networking so that new applications and services can be deployed and delivered faster than ever. The deep engineering work between VCE and Cisco provides the fastest, simplest and lowest risk way to adopt an application centric infrastructure.

Cisco ACI™ provides organizations with the IT agility and operational simplicity they need to deploy and manage applications with less cost, time and effort. Customers have been deploying ACI-Ready Vblock Systems that include Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches enabling highly programmable networks to simplify infrastructure configuration management, and orchestration.

Vblock Systems help simplify data center operations by integrating compute, networking, storage, and virtualization technologies to provide dynamic pools of resources that can be intelligently provisioned and managed. These highly efficient and flexible systems are optimized for virtualized or cloud environments and provide substantial business value by consolidating IT infrastructure. Cisco ACI enables IT organizations to extend the value of their converged infrastructure by providing application-level control and visibility across the entire data center, delivering consistent network and security policy enforcement. Cisco ACI simplifies troubleshooting to achieve rapid problem resolution for physical, virtual or cloud workloads. By adopting VCE converged infrastructure systems with Cisco ACI, organizations can achieve order-of-magnitude faster deployment and operational control through multi-layered security and micro-segmentation capabilities to meet business and IT objectives. In addition, users can now consume resources - whether virtual or physical - independent of location, to meet their application SLAs and business objectives.

VCE Vblock with Cisco ACI also enables organizations to apply application policies to virtual and physical devices, allowing a single operational framework to be adopted that is ideally suited to existing and emerging application environments - such as big data initiatives and SAP-HANA - as well as application development via DevOps that is changing the behavior of IT from "configure once, run anything" to "Build once, run anywhere." The policy driven infrastructure approach from VCE and Cisco is what allows end customers to automatically deploy applications anywhere to ensure service levels and compliance policies are continuously enforced across the infrastructure.

VCE & Cisco Quotes:
"Customers turn to VCE for the fastest path to adopt next-generation technology in production environments to ensure that they can address business requirements at cloud speed," said Chris Sullivan, Vice President, Global Channels & Alliances, VCE. "A VCE Vblock System with Cisco ACI enables IT departments to significantly simplify and accelerate the deployment of applications, while easily scaling to meet rapidly changing needs."

"In their journey to software defined networking and cloud-build outs at scale, customers require a flexible architecture that transcends traditional data center limitations," said Denny Trevett, Vice President, Global ISV and Technology Partners for Cisco. "Vblock Systems enabled with Cisco ACI provides this with secure multi-tenancy at scale and policy automation that follows the application, not physical location for greater business agility and reduced risk."
Customer Quotes:
"Capgemini Brazil is offering to Brazilian market a fully-enabled hybrid cloud to run mission-critical environments and accommodate customer workloads for several applications. There are relevant business requests coming from all industry sectors, including Financial Services and Public Sector clients - which usually are not new adopters for cloud solutions. The VCE Vblock with Cisco ACI will help us achieve this goal with a simplified converged management and secure multi-tenancy infrastructure that scales and optimizes operations in rapid response to changing application and customer demands while ensuring regulatory and requirements for data governance are met," said Gustavo Trevisan, Innovation Director for Capgemini Brazil.
VCE provides converged solutions that accelerate the adoption of cloud-based computing models for enterprises and service providers globally. As part of the EMC Federation, focused on enabling businesses and services providers to transform their operations through cloud computing, VCE's industry-leading converged infrastructure dramatically simplifies IT. Through innovative products and services, VCE enables customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating and managing IT infrastructure.

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