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VCE Unveils VCE Vscale Architecture

By - Source: VCE

VCE, an EMC company, has announced its new converged infrastructure offerings, the VCE Vscale Architecture, VCE VxBlock Systems, and a major update to VCE Vision Intelligent Operations 3.0, its converged infrastructure management software. The move to converged systems offers intoxicating benefits, but there are a number of moving parts and disparate systems that must work in concert flawlessly to unlock operational efficiencies.  

VCE has developed a flexible architecture that can either scale up or scale out to meet expanding requirements. The Vscale Architecture is a data center-scale fabric that ties together an entire topography of converged infrastructure systems and data center elements to enable smoother on-demand resource sharing. The Vscale Architecture also offers non-linear expansion capabilities. Storage and compute resources are independently scalable, which allows customers to select the correct balance for their needs. The VCE Vscale Architecture can scale to thousands of racks that span multiple geographic locations.

The VCE VxBlock Systems offer either Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure or VMware NSX for software-defined networking functionality. The systems leverage EMC storage and data protection, VMware virtualization and virtualization management. VCE systems are pre-integrated, pre-tested and pre-validated at the factory to ensure a smooth experience during installation. The key is simplicity and support; the system offers component-level updates, ongoing lifecycle assurance and single-call support. VCE also plans to release other VxBlock Systems throughout 2015.

VCE Vision Intelligent Operations 3.0 is a converged infrastructure management software that provides a global view of data center operations to enable an incredible level of operational insight. VCE Vision overlays the Vscale Fabric to enable a universal examination of the entire system. For instance, administrators can query the system to view a particular applications' (ex., Exchange) provisioned storage or memory. VCE Vision can also provide more granular information, such as how much power the application is consuming. The system can provide this data for an individual server, at the rack level, the data center level, or even for multiple data center locations managed by the system. This aids in intelligent resource allocation and management.

 “VCE’s mission since inception has been to free IT organizations from expending resources and effort managing infrastructure, so they could deliver next-generation services to their end users,” said Praveen Akkiraju, CEO of VCE. “VCE’s approach is unique and differentiated as we focus on understanding the customer problem, integrating new technologies in a high-performance solution supported with a single call. This new set of platforms and solutions represents the first phase of major expansion for the scale and scope of the VCE portfolio and value proposition.”

The VCE Vscale Architecture, VxBlock Systems and Vision Intelligent Operations 3.0 will be available in Q2.