August 29, 2011 11:00 ET

VCE Announces Vblock™ FastPath Desktop Virtualization Platform

Industry-Leading Platform Simplifies Enterprise Virtual Desktop Initiatives

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2011) - Today at VMworld® 2011, VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company, announced the Vblock FastPath Desktop Virtualization Platform, a desktop virtualization solution designed to help IT organizations automate desktop and application management by enabling rapid deployment, reducing costs and improving security and accessibility through centralization of the desktop environment. The Vblock FastPath Desktop Virtualization Platform is built on Vblock Infrastructure Platforms, which integrate best-of-breed technology from Cisco, EMC and VMware into a highly automated and standardized IT infrastructure.

Customer benefits of the Vblock FastPath Desktop Virtualization Platform include:

  • Simplified procurement: One complete integrated desktop virtualization solution with the Vblock Infrastructure Platform, including VMware View as well as Vblock FastPath Desktop Virtualization Wizard.

  • Modular and scalable virtual desktop growth: IT managers can support hundreds or thousands of users on a single platform and easily add more virtual desktops by upgrading their platform or adding more Vblock platforms.

  • Rapid provisioning of desktops: Deploy and decommission virtual desktops in minutes, enforcing VMware View™ best practices.

  • Resilient and validated architecture: Elastic properties accommodate unplanned events such as spikes and boot storms to ensure a consistent high performance virtual desktop user experience.

  • Cost effective: This consolidated high-density infrastructure supports thousands of users, with different usage profiles, on a single Vblock platform. A structured and validated way to increase capacity is offered to help business migrate to the desktop virtualization environment as needed.

  • Seamless support: The industry leading single support contact with 24x7 availability of subject matter experts.

"Enterprises are challenged to keep critical information secure but also highly accessible in an increasingly mobile workforce," said Todd Pavone, EVP Products and Solutions, VCE. "With the Vblock FastPath Desktop Virtualization Platform, VCE helps customers access their desktops anytime, anywhere and with almost any type of device -- securely and cost-effectively."

"With VCE, VMware is excited to continue leading customers on the journey to their cloud," said Vittorio Viarengo, Vice President, End-User Computing, VMware. "The Vblock FastPath Virtualization Platform further demonstrates how VMware View can streamline IT operations and unlock new customer opportunities because their important information is always with them and not with their PC."

Vblock FastPath Desktop Virtualization Platform is slated to begin shipping in late September, 2011.

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

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