VCE Coalition & Acadia combined and renamed

01/24/2011
The VCE Coalition and Acadia have combined into a single entity renamed VCE, The Virtual Computing Environment Company (VCE). This move advances VCE’s ability to simplify the way it does business in the converged infrastructure market – a market projected to be tens of billions of dollars within the next several years.
“The IT industry is transforming at a pace that eclipses that of any other time in its history,” said Michael D. Capellas, Chairman and CEO of VCE. “As one entity under a single management structure, VCE can scale more rapidly to meet market demand while ensuring that our efforts are tightly aligned with the needs of our customers and partners.”

When originally formed, the VCE Coalition was formed by employees of Cisco, EMC and VMware. The Coalition concentrated on technology integration, pre-sales and product support. Acadia was a standalone company focused on managed service delivery around VCE Coalition technology deployments. As a result of this combination, all product integration and development, pre-sales and support now falls under the reorganized VCE. All VCE-certified solutions are delivered and supported as a single integrated offering with one VCE point of contact for support. The Acadia brand has been retired as a result of this combination and rebrand.
VCE’s innovation and market reach is validated by a growing partner and customer base. Worldwide, more than 120 partners are actively selling VCE’s Vblock™ Infrastructure Platforms, as well as Vblock solutions and services. Customers span organizations of all sizes and across multiple verticals, with strong momentum in financial services, healthcare, IT services, telecommunications and the public sector.

VCE manufactures Vblock Infrastructure Platforms in Cork, Ireland and Franklin, MA; it is also expanding the number of Centers of Excellence around the world where VCE’s Vblock solutions are demonstrated for partners and customers. The company has more than 500 employees and is continuing to scale to meet demand.

About VCE
VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, represents an unprecedented level of collaboration in development, services and partner enablement by four established market and technology leaders. VCE accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for our customers. VCE, through the Vblock platform, delivers the industry's first completely integrated IT offering that combines best-of-breed virtualization, networking, computing, storage and management technologies with end-to-end vendor accountability. VCE's prepackaged solutions cover horizontal applications, vertical industry offerings, and application development environments, allowing customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating,
2 validating and managing IT infrastructure. VCE provides the fastest, most efficient and effective path to pervasive virtualization and cloud computing, available to customers through a large and growing network of value added resellers, system integrators and service provider partners. VCE continues to innovate with the goal of providing market-leading simplicity, flexibility and efficiency. For more information, go to www.vce.com.

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