VCE, EMC Unveil New Converged Infrastructures
VCE integrates VMware's NSX SDN solution into an appliance, while EMC rolls out VSPEX Blue for hybrid cloud environments.EMC's federation of companies are banding together to roll out new converged infrastructure systems for cloud and virtualized environments. VCE, a company founded by EMC, VMware and Cisco Systems, on Feb. 4 said it is expanding its lineup of integrated infrastructure solutions with the VCE Foundation for Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, which integrates VMware's NSX network virtualization technology and vRealize management and orchestration software. In addition, the solution includes EMC's ViPR software-defined storage (SDS) product. VCE's announcement came a day after EMC announced VSPEX Blue, a hyper-converged infrastructure offering that is built upon VMware's EVO:RAIL—a software offering that integrates the company's compute, storage and networking resources—and the storage giant's own software. The appliance enables customers to spin out virtual machines in less than 15 minutes, and is aimed at such applications as infrastructure consolidation projects, virtual desktops and managed service providers, according to EMC. The announcements from VCE and EMC dovetail with the growing demand from businesses embracing cloud computing for data center infrastructure solutions that are fast and easy to deploy and affordable.
"The shift toward hybrid cloud computing models is requiring IT organizations to deliver new services at unprecedented rates of speed and agility," Todd Pavone, executive vice president of product strategy and development at VCE, said in a statement. "VCE is continuing its next phase of growth and innovation to deliver converged infrastructure solutions that further simplify and accelerate the deployment of hybrid cloud environments."