September 01, 2011 08:30 ET

VCE Accelerates Virtualization of Enterprise Environments With Help From SAS

SAS Joins VCE ISV Partner Program

RICHARDSON, TX--(Marketwire - Sep 1, 2011) - VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company, today announced that SAS has joined VCE's ISV partner program. VCE's converged infrastructure products, the Vblock™ Infrastructure Platforms, form the foundation for converged infrastructure and cloud computing that helps customers around the world realize the benefits of applications running in highly automated virtual environments.

"SAS® analytics software is in production on Vblock Platforms in several large customer environments," said Scott VanValkenburgh, SAS Senior Alliances Director. "Formalizing our desire to build out a validated, Vblock Platform-compatible solution and reference architecture will accelerate our customers' ability to move to fully-virtualized environments with optimal configurations and best practices, while reducing risk and resource requirements. Joining VCE's ISV Program enables SAS to continue focusing on helping our customers use and create virtualized environments to provide improved efficiency and agility." Initial efforts undertaken by VCE and SAS include performance and scalability testing to provide prescriptive guidance to customers planning scalable virtualized SAS environments.

"The ISV Partner Program ensures customers get the best information and guidance possible on their cloud journeys," said Todd Pavone, EVP Products and Solutions, VCE. "Deploying solutions that have been validated in a certification lab takes risk and guesswork out of planning and managing IT. Customers can implement IT transformation programs quickly and confidently."

About VCE
VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for our customers. VCE, through the Vblock platform, delivers the industry's first completely integrated IT offering with end-to-end vendor accountability. VCE's prepackaged solutions are available through an extensive partner network, and cover horizontal applications, vertical industry offerings, and application development environments, allowing customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating and managing IT infrastructure. For more information, go to