Since its inception five and a half years ago, VCE has done only one thing and done it better than any other company – simplify the deployment of converged infrastructure. The company’s flagship product, Vblock, brings together VMware, Cisco, and EMC infrastructure in a preconfigured, validated design, allowing customers to stand up a private cloud in under a week. Deploying a private cloud at that speed is impossible if all of the infrastructure has to be tied together manually.
Vblock and recently released VxBlock products are really targeted at large enterprises and tier 1 service providers for supporting mission-critical workloads. What’s missing from the VCE portfolio is a platform to support applications like next-generation databases, cloud-native, and tier-2 applications that require rapid deployment and significant scale-out capabilities.
This week at EMC World in Las Vegas, VCE announced the release of a new product, VxRack, aimed at meeting the needs of that market. VxRacks are rackscale, hyper-converged systems that enable service providers and enterprises to manage the initial deployment and subsequent scale out of cloud-native, mobile, and other applications.