VCE and VMware Virtualization

VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company formed by Cisco and Dell EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, delivers Vblock Infrastructure Platforms to reduce IT cost and complexity while meeting the needs of business critical applications. The Vblock platform is the industry's first completely integrated infrastructure, offering end-to-end vendor accountability and a seamless support experience. Advanced platform technologies deliver performance, security, multi-tenancy, and workload mobility. Solutions include horizontal applications, vertical industry offerings, and application development environments. VCE simplifies infrastructure deployment and IT management, allowing customers to focus on business innovation.

The Virtual Computing Environment Company

Vblock platforms deliver performance at scale and unmatched business continuity in a platform engineered for a range of business application. VCE leverages technology and service capabilities from industry-leaders and an extensive partner ecosystem to transform IT.

Meeting the needs of the business used to mean standing up a number of built-to-purpose application silos that were difficult to deploy and even more difficult to manage. Not anymore. Vblock platforms can serve as a standardized infrastructure for a vast array of business critical applications—delivering enterprise level functionality, ease of management, and seamless support to the IT infrastructure.

Vblock Solutions are characterized and tested to ensure predictable performance and reduce deployment risk. VCE shares best practices for migrating applications from physical to virtual environments and for managing those applications to deliver required SLAs.

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An Integrated Infrastructure that Scales to Meet Customer Needs

Workloads drive configurations. That’s why VCE offers a choice of Vblock Infrastructure Platforms that scale to handle a range of workload requirements. VCE delivers predictable performance in a converged infrastructure platform built on industry-leading compute, networking, storage, and virtualization technologies.

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The VxRail Appliance is a hyperconverged infrastructure appliance, jointly developed by Dell EMC/VCE and VMware. It combines VMware's hyperconverged software with extended lifecycle management, a configurable hardware platform, extended data services, and unified support from Dell EMC to provide a turnkey, scalable appliance that is ideal for deployment hyperconverged infrastructure. 

The VxRail Appliance provides a simple, cost-effective hyperconverged solution for a wide variety of applications and workloads. With the VxRail Appliance, IT organizations can start small and easily scale capacity and performance by non-disruptively adding appliances to the cluster without the investment or up-front planning required with traditional infrastructure. The VxRail Appliance seamlessly integrates into customers’ existing VMware data centers, workflows, and tools. 

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VCE Vblock Infrastructure Platforms enable rapid virtualization deployment on the VMware vSphere platform to simplify, automate, and transform the IT environment.

  • Factory-integrated and validated platforms shorten deployment time and free IT staff for higher value tasks.
  • Platforms scale to meet a range of business requirements from branch office to enterprise data center so that you can standardize on a single solution.
  • Best practices for running business applications in a virtualized environment let you reap the benefits of virtualization and maintain control over your IT environment.
  • A choice of leading data management and business continuity solutions keep your business running.
  • Simplified provisioning and management software enable you to transform operations and offer IT-as-a-Service.
  • Factory integration and platform density combine to deliver lower space requirements and lower energy costs—making Vblock platforms the ideal solution for data consolidation.

Vblock™ Series 300 Scalability for a Range of Business Applications

  • Address a wide range of virtual machines, users, and applications. Scale up or out for private or public cloud environments.
  • Leverage simplicity and efficiency of Dell EMC VNX family.
  • Implement policy-based, automated provisioning for the entire infrastructure using Unified Infrastructure Manager/Provisioning.

Vblock™ Series 700 Enterprise-Scale Performance and Data Availability

  • Support thousands of virtual machines to handle ever-larger workloads.
  • Leverage high availability and disaster recovery capabilities of the Dell EMC Symmetrix family to ensure that the business keeps running.
  • Implement policy-based, automated provisioning for the entire infrastructure using Unified Infrastructure Manager/Provisioning.

VCE Customer Support


A choice of support offerings ensures end-to-end accountability for the entire infrastructure platform.

  • Integrated Warranty Support
  • Integrated Release Management
  • Remote Technical Support
  • Escalation Management

VCE Professional Services


VCE Professional Services enable customers to build a private cloud based on best of breed Vblock Infrastructure Platforms. These services are designed to meet the needs of Vblock customers across the lifecycle of their virtualization journey from initial planning to design and implementation.


Our jointly developed services utilize proven methodologies, tools and processes to enable a complete end-to-end data center transformation. VCE taps the combined resources of Cisco, Dell EMC, and VMware, leveraging the best talent worldwide, and the experience gained advising and supporting IT organizations across the Fortune 500 & Global 1000 in over 120 countries.

Cloud Infrastructure and Management


Executives at SunGard discuss their company's choice of Vblock as the underlying technology platform for their cloud services solution. (3:25 min.)

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Executives at ACS, a Xerox company, discuss their choice of Vblock infrastructure as the basis for their cloud services solution. (3:05 min.)

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Harris Corporation discusses its partnership with VCE, enterprise IT architecture and enterprise-grade cloud solutions. (3:43 min.)

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