Since VCE was launched, 1,000 Vblock-converged infrastructure systems have been shipped to customers. The Vblock is the core of the VCE offering and includes Cisco compute, VMware virtualization and EMC storage technologies in a fully integrated offering.
VCE is now expanding its product portfolio with a new series of Vblock systems as well as a new category of specialized systems for specific applications.
The new Vblock System 100 is an entry-level offering from VCE and is intended for use in branch office locations. The system includes 3x Cisco C220 M3 servers, 2x Cisco Catalyst 3750-X switches, 1x EMC VNXe 3150 storage and VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus.
VCE is also introducing what it refers to as specialized systems. Trey Layton, CTO of VCE, explained to ServerWatch that the first specialized system is for SAP HANA. He added that VCE’s intention is to have as many as two additional specialized systems come to market, including a potential Big Data system.