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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. ®

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