A few weeks ago, EMC took the opportunity during their earnings to reaffirm their commitment to VCE and demonstrate the success of the business by staking claim to a US$3B annualized run rate.  I’d like to congratulate VCE on its continued success and reinforce the strategic nature of VCE to Cisco.

Cisco and EMC have years of working together under our joint belt.  Together, we have a proven track-record and joint commitment to customer success.  Put simply, customers see VCE with storage from EMC and compute and networking from Cisco as best of breed.  In just seven years, Vblock revenue has skyrocketed, and it now commands the #1 share position in the Converged Infrastructure market, according to IDC.

And no wonder.   See why Cisco and EMC technologies help put Vblock in a class of its own:

Our relationship with VCE is continuing to grow and expand.  Recently, Michael Dell talked about Cisco being strategic to VCE, saying in part;

“After joining with Dell, VCE’s close working relationship with Cisco will continue. Vblock will continue to follow Cisco’s compute and networking roadmaps and EMC’s storage roadmaps to bring the latest technologies to VCE customers.”


And to quote our long time EMC friend Chad Sakac, the new VCE President,

“All signals from customers on all fronts [are] that UCS is the way to go, period. Cisco Nexus hardware is the way to go, period. We would be crazy and Cisco would be crazy to inadvertently mess that up.”

Exclusive From New VCE President: ‘We Would Be Crazy’ To Mess Up Cisco Relationship

At Cisco, from Chuck Robbins on down, we have repeatedly stated our ongoing support for VCE and Vblock.  It is business as usual with EMC, VCE, and VMware, and we will continue to support our joint customers and drive their success.

Congratulations to VCE teams on another strong quarter!



Frank Palumbo

Senior Vice President

Global Data Center Sales