What a long, strange trip it's been for VCE, the joint-venture developer of Vblock converged infrastructure solutions set up by VMware, Cisco and EMC.
Set up originally in June of 2009 as a way to build reference architectures based on the three partners' storage, server, networking, and virtualization technologies, it eventually morphed into an independent builder of integrated solutions which are shipped to customers only after being fully bundled and tested in VCE's own facilities. VCE is already experiencing a billion-dollar annual run rate.
Take a trip back in time to look at how VCE got its start long before it was officially formed.
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