Cisco Storage: How To Dominate The Market Without Selling A Single Disk

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Cisco And EMC, Part 1

Cisco and EMC in 2009 started talking about working together on developing a cloud platform, and later in the year unveiled Acadia, a joint-venture company that included VMware as a junior partner.

Acadia eventually became VCE, the developer of the Vblock line of converged infrastructure offerings based on EMC storage, Cisco servers and networking, and VMware virtualization technology.

VCE, however, was not the last word in either Cisco's EMC relationship or its relationship with EMC's rivals.


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