One word for the launch – “wow!” Well done VCE!
I certainly hope all of our readers caught the Feb 21 VCE Launch, which you can replay here if you missed it (but watch it soon because it will only be available until May 23). People all over the world turned up for the virtual event, which featured VCE and EMC executives discussing high-level industry trends as well as announcing new product families.
As expected, VCE announced several exciting products (the Vblock System 100 and Vblock System 200), Vblock System 300 and Vblock System 700 family enhancements, as well as systems optimized for SAP HANA, plus the VCE Vision Intelligent Operations platform, a converged infrastructure management system. These new solutions all run on the EMC technology you know and love, and push VCE into the small and medium-sized business market, leveraging EMC’s VNXe small-business storage array.
In particular, according to the VCE press release:
- Vblock System 100 extends business applications and other virtual desktop solutions to remote locations through a remote branch solution stack, targeted for availability in Mar 2013.
- Vblock System 200 is designed for mid-sized data centers, but can also be used on-premise in a centralized service management configuration, targeting for availability in early Q2 2013.
- Vblock System 300 and Vblock System 700 families now have up to twice the capacity and performance capabilities.
You can check out the entire range of VCE products and how they are positioned, now ranging from the SMB end of the spectrum all the way up to an enterprise class solution (Vblock System 300 and Vblock System 700).
The Data Protection Suite continues to be powered by EMC Avamar and EMC Data Domain, which are optimized for highly virtualized and converged environments. You can learn more about these solutions from our recent webcast, and also download the white paper written by expert industry senior analyst Jason Buffington from the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). And, just posted, Jason sums up data protection of a virtualized, converged environment in a short video. Be sure to let him know how he did by tweeting him at @JBuff.
Congratulations again to VCE! We’re all expecting great things for the future, and are excited that EMC backup and recovery products continue to form the foundation of VCE’s converged data protection strategy.
Did you watch the launch? We’d love to hear what you thought here.