EMC And Cisco: Co-Opetition Gone Wild In An Industry Used To Disruption


Good Partnership For Now And The Foreseeable Future

The close relationship between Cisco and EMC came to the forefront in 2009 with the introduction of a project to unite EMC's storage, VMware's virtualization and Cisco's UCS server and networking technology as a converged infrastructure for managing data center resources with a single pane of glass.

That project eventually morphed into a joint venture, VCE, which today is the leading developer of converged infrastructure technology. The partners in 2012 also used their VCE experience to develop a reference architecture called VSPEX that lets channel partners develop their own converged infrastructure offerings based on those vendors' technologies.



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