Feeds

VCE hires Cisco exec to run the company

Takes nearly a year to fill the role

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

VCE has finally added a CEO to the top of its management stack after operating without one for almost a year.

The converged infrastructure player - a collaboration between EMC, Cisco and VMware - has lured Praveen Akkiraju, Cisco senior veep and GM for the Services Routing Technology Group.

The new man climbing on board described his new paymaster as a "pioneer" in "defining and accelerating the adoption of the converged infrastructure for cloud-based computing models".

Michael Capellas was VCE chairman and CEO until last August when he dropped the latter part of his title.

He said in a PR statement that Akkiraju has the "business and technical" nous to speed up growth in a market that is predicted to be worth $50bn over the next few years.

The appointment follows a frenzied level of moving and shaking this week across both EMC and VMware, that saw Paul Maritz, Pat Gelsinger and David Goulden move roles.

A VCE spokesman claimed the company is approaching a run rate of $1bn for this fiscal, and with 1,200 employees on board.

He told The Channel that the appointment was a "reflection of the size and projected growth of the company".

Clearly the execs weren't sure last summer whether it could justify operating with Capellas as chairman, Frank Hauk as president and a CEO.

In the UK, VCE's partner roster is still filled with a small band of solution providers - 2e2, BT, Computacenter, Kelway, MTI and Novosco. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
IT crisis looming: 'What if AWS goes pop, runs out of cash?'
Public IaaS... something's gotta give - and it may be AWS
Linux? Bah! Red Hat has its eye on the CLOUD – and it wants to own it
CEO says it will be 'undisputed leader' in enterprise cloud tech
BT claims almost-gigabit connections over COPPER WIRE
Just need to bring the fibre box within 19m ...
Oracle SHELLSHOCKER - data titan lists unpatchables
Database kingpin lists 32 products that can't be patched (yet) as GNU fixes second vuln
Ello? ello? ello?: Facebook challenger in DDoS KNOCKOUT
Gets back up again after half an hour though
Hey, what's a STORAGE company doing working on Internet-of-Cars?
Boo - it's not a terabyte car, it's just predictive maintenance and that
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
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.