Have mixed emotions about VCE/vBlock. If that much infrastructure is needed that is quite a large managed service. Think most vBlocks could be avoided and a better infrastructure built with a “little more time, money, and investment in IT staff knowledge”. vBlocks are the “diet pills” of IT infrastructure.
Our partnerships with EMC and VCE are as strong as ever. Vblock continues to be the leading solution in the integrated systems market. Cisco Solutions for VSPEX now have more than 25 validated designs that combine Cisco UCS, Nexus, and VNX/VNXe storage with a choice of hypervisors.