Feeds

VCE hires Cisco exec to run the company

Takes nearly a year to fill the role

High performance access to file storage

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. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Seagate brings out 6TB HDD, did not need NO STEENKIN' SHINGLES
Or helium filling either, according to reports
European Court of Justice rips up Data Retention Directive
Rules 'interfering' measure to be 'invalid'
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Cisco reps flog Whiptail's Invicta arrays against EMC and Pure
Storage reseller report reveals who's selling what
Bored with trading oil and gold? Why not flog some CLOUD servers?
Chicago Mercantile Exchange plans cloud spot exchange
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?
IT bods: How long does it take YOU to train up on new tech?
I'll leave my arrays to do the hard work, if you don't mind
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
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.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.