Sean White, Technology Alliances Manager
To put it mildly, 2016 has been full of change at EMC … with some of the most exciting developments still to come. And, through it all, our 20-year partnership with Cisco remains stronger than ever. Together, we’re committed to delivering value to our customers through EMC’s Converged Platforms Division, VCE, EMC Connectrix, and our other joint solutions.
A look at Cisco and EMC’s joint successes so far this year—and the impactful things planned for our partnership throughout the remainder of 2016
In February of 2016, EMC and VCE co-sponsored our first joint show as Diamond sponsors at Cisco Live Berlin.
Cisco Live Berlin drew a crowd of more than 10 thousand people. The EMC booth was jam packed throughout the show as we promoted our joint solutions with VCE and Cisco. We attracted 3,000+ unique visitors who attended 70+ sessions.
The best affirmation of our partnership came directly from our joint customers, including RenaultSports F1. Renault Sports F1, a long-time Vblock customer, presented a session highlighting how CEOs increasingly look to IT as a driver of the digital business innovation and growth critical to an organization’s ability to survive in emerging, disruptive markets. The value of our partnership with Cisco truly resonated when this story was told by a strategic customer.
We saw the same fruits of our collaborative partnership yet again at EMC World 2016 in May. Together with Cisco, we engaged customers and partners via a number of sessions, fireside chats, presentations, and podcasts that highlighted the importance of our joint solutions from VCE and Connectrix MDS.
The EMC & Cisco Partnership – Proven Track Record of Joint Customer Success
As we’re driving home the importance of longevity in our partnership with Cisco, I want to share this video from Chad Sakac, President of EMC Converged Platforms Division, VCE.
Together, EMC and Cisco have a proven track record and joint commitment to customer success. Put simply, customers see VCE with storage from EMC and compute and networking from Cisco as the best-of-breed technology with the invaluable support model of VCE. In just seven years, Vblock revenue has skyrocketed, and now commands the #1 share position in the Converged Infrastructure market, according to IDC.
Showcasing our shared expertise at Cisco Live US—July 11-14, 2016
We hope you’re headed to Cisco Live US this week in Las Vegas! We have some huge opportunities coming together for this week, and we’re excited to share them with #CLUS attendees. In addition to a full schedule of sessions on converged, hyper converged, and cloud solutions, we’ll also host a number of partner and customer presentations.
Look for us on site at #CLUS Booth #2723! And, watch for EMC’s Trey Layton, SVP, Chief Technology Officer, on the Industry Keynote stage, Wednesday, July 13th, as he joins a panel discussion on Digitization in a Cloud Native World.
We’re looking forward to another year of joint-customer success! Together, EMC and Cisco will lead customers on their journey to cloud computing and IT transformation. This 20-year partnership is just getting started!