Feeds

VCE goes for Zaphod Beeblebrox management style

Cisco/EMC hoopy froods know where their towels are

Protecting against web application threats using SSL

Two heads are better than one: Cisco and EMC's VCE joint-venture is moving forward with a chairman and a president, but no CEO.

Zaphod Beeblebrox

Mark Wing-Davey plus realistic-looking second head play
Zaphod Beeblebrox in the TV adaptation of Hitchiker's
Guide to the Galaxy
.

VCE makes the converged IT stack Vblocks based on Cisco UCS servers and Nexus switches; EMC VMAX or VNX arrays; and VMware hypervisor software.

Its CEO and chairman used to be Michael Capellas. VCE spokesman Bob Wambach said:

Michael's role has not changed. He remains in charge of the long-term strategy, vision and success of VCE. Since Frank Hauck joined VCE in April as president, he has focused on running VCE's day-to-day business while Michael has devoted most of his time to strategy/planning, customer and partner meetings, and alignment with parent company CEOs John Chambers and Joe Tucci. In recognition of how Michael and Frank team to lead VCE, the CEO title is no longer being used and was recently removed from the VCE.com website as was noted in your article and other postings.

So the CEO role is being shared, it seems, between Frank Hauck and Michael Capellas, and VCE is not headless at all.

We hear from a laid-off VCE person by the way, that the Cisco originator of the Vblock concept is no longer at VCE and neither is the Cisco staffer who ran VCE's service provider and channel sales operation. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Wanna keep your data for 1,000 YEARS? No? Hard luck, HDS wants you to anyway
Combine Blu-ray and M-DISC and you get this monster
US boffins demo 'twisted radio' mux
OAM takes wireless signals to 32 Gbps
Google+ GOING, GOING ... ? Newbie Gmailers no longer forced into mandatory ID slurp
Mountain View distances itself from lame 'network thingy'
Apple flops out 2FA for iCloud in bid to stop future nude selfie leaks
Millions of 4chan users howl with laughter as Cupertino slams stable door
Students playing with impressive racks? Yes, it's cluster comp time
The most comprehensive coverage the world has ever seen. Ever
Run little spreadsheet, run! IBM's Watson is coming to gobble you up
Big Blue's big super's big appetite for big data in big clouds for big analytics
Seagate's triple-headed Cerberus could SAVE the DISK WORLD
... and possibly bring us even more HAMR time. Yay!
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.