Feeds

Capellas comes back to head Acadia

From Compaq through HP to VCE

Top three mobile application threats

Michael Capellas has become CEO of Acadia, the Cisco-EMC joint-venture set up to implement integrated IT stacks of Cisco and EMC gear.

Capellas will lead the VCE (Virtual Computing Environment set up by VMware, Cisco and EMC) coalition which also has investment from Intel.

Capellas will report to EMC boss Joe Tucci, Cisco chief John Chambers and the Acadia board. That should a snip after reporting to Carly Fiorina when he was at HP and in charge of integrating Compaq and HP.

He left after the job was done and went on to be President and CEO of WorldCom, resigning after the Verizon merger in 2006. He became acting CEO of Serena Software, then MCI's president and CEO, and next, CEO of First Data Corporation. There he oversaw a partnership with EMC to deliver secure, encrypted payment card data. He is also on the Cisco Board.

Capellas is a heavy hitter with a lot of experience. His CV looks like a great fit to the VCE and Acadia job requirements.

The prepared statement said VCE has already secured 45 partners and six system integrators, currently selling Vblocks, the VCE product offering. Another 200 potential partners are in the certification phase. Capellas has the job of getting more of them still.

The VCE founders think the total market for private cloud infrastructure, including the element that can be addressed by the VCE coalition, will be $85bn by 2015. Capellas has now become the VCE Cloud boss. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast
USB-usiness in the front, micro-USB party in the back
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Inside the Hekaton: SQL Server 2014's database engine deconstructed
Nadella's database sqares the circle of cheap memory vs speed
BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*
$%%&amp Oh dear, we've been cut *CLICK* Well hello *CLICK* You're breaking up...
Just what could be inside Dropbox's new 'Home For Life'?
Biz apps, messaging, photos, email, more storage – sorry, did you think there would be cake?
Amazon reveals its Google-killing 'R3' server instances
A mega-memory instance that never forgets
Cisco reps flog Whiptail's Invicta arrays against EMC and Pure
Storage reseller report reveals who's selling what
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.