My Third Year at VCE
Next month I’ll reach my 3 year mark with VCE.
The VCE rocketship has only continued to accelerate since I jumped on board. I’m consistently amazed at what VCE has been able to accomplish in this short amount of time. There is still much work to do but I am happy and fortunate to be part of the team.
The vision from 2010 is the reality of 2013. Ubiquitous workload substrate and an everything just works data center world are not so much a destination but an ever advancing goal. Here’s to the vision of 2014 and beyond. Combinatorial optimization FTW!!!
To that end, VCE is launching the next generation of market leading true converged infrastructure solutions on September 17, 2013.
More, more, more
In the more category I am spending even more time in VCE Customer meetings with VCE Partners lately. This is on top of increased VCE cross functional team velocity. That means conversations with lots and lots of new VCE Customers and returning to meet with repeat VCE Customers.
Since my last timely post a few things have been consuming my time away from this blog.
drumming up interest for my SxSW panel submission A Wheel Of Pain: How I Learned To Love Enterprise
spending quality time with analysts
whiteboard sessions with really smart folks
random fun stuff :wink:
Survey says: Buy a Vblock
What has been really great is seeing the wider audience of pundits, analysts, and the market realize that Vblock Systems from VCE are about accelerating the transformation that is taking place in the data center. In short — buy a Vblock.
Here is a sample of what I mean in their own words:
With this new VCE partnership, we can now drop ship our private platform to customers and partners worldwide much faster so they can leverage its power and scalability to secure their IT infrastructures or those of their customers. — Qualys
Not only are EMC backup and recovery solutions pre-configured, pre-integrated, and pre-tested to work across all hardware and software components in the Vblock System, they also are built right into the VCE cabinetry with 10 Gig-E cable direct connects, so that setting up a secondary backup network is no longer necessary. — Cisco
It was a tall order, but by standardizing on the Vblock architecture and virtualizing applications our dedicated team of engineers and technicians were able to complete the initial Cloud Data Center build on schedule. — EMC
Native integration of VCE innovative converged infrastructure systems with VMware’s industry-leading management solutions will help our joint enterprise and service provider customers further simplify, automate and modernize management of their software-defined datacenter environments — VMware
A Vblock from VCE isn’t just a sum of its parts—it’s a new way of implementing and supporting mission-critical infrastructure. […] The proof is in the customer base. VCE is currently enjoying a 70%+ reorder rate — ESG
— VCE (@VCE) June 10, 2013
— Trey Layton (@treylayton) May 2, 2013
— Nick Zurku (@nzurku) September 6, 2013
— VCE_Channel_Mktg (@VCEChannel) May 20, 2013
Okay. Per my usual blogging style around here, below are a few helpful instructional videos I’ve collected from my recent months on the road :wink: