Cheers to EMC’s leaders! Five EMC executives achieved top honors in CRN’s 2013 Women of the Channel award program, which recognizes female executives across vendor channel organizations, distributors, and solution providers based on their accomplishments over the past year, and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward. These EMC executives include:
Helene Barnekow, SVP, World Wide Field & Channel Marketing
Julie Christiansen, Director, Global Channel Marketing
Maureen Perrelli, Director, Channel Distribution
Patty Scire, Director of Global Channel Enablement
Jennifer Axt, General Manager, State & Local Government and Education Sales and Programs, North America
A year ago we introduced VSPEX Proven Infrastructure, a simple, efficient and flexible reference architecture-based cloud infrastructure — and today, we extended this infrastructure to Microsoft apps. With 1,300+ VSPEX systems sold by our channel partners in 2012 alone, it’s safe to say customers like what they see, but that was just our first act. Since then, we’ve worked hard with our partners and their customers to shape the next wave of VSPEX solutions focused on key business applications. Since applications are what power customers’ businesses – our newest solutions make it simpler and faster to deploy them.
Today, we’re extending the simplicity, efficiency and flexibility of VSPEX to Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle with new solutions that dramatically reduce the complexity of planning, sizing, and deploying environments supporting these critical applications. In addition, we’ve scaled VSPEX up from 250 virtual machines to 500.
In April 2012 EMC launched VSPEX Proven Infrastructure solutions to help customers accelerate their journey to the cloud by delivering simple, efficient and flexible reference architectures based on best of breed components. We’ve now seen that 1,300 VSPEX solutions have been sold in less than nine months in over 40 countries!
What’s next? Today we are happy to announce VSPEX Labs, which allows our partners to build their own solution stacks that can be tested as a “VSPEX Labs Validated Solution.”
VSPEX Labs is a one-of-a-kind collaborative environment. It makes physical VSPEX stacks accessible for software and hardware vendors to rigorously test and validate the performance of their technology, and then document how to deploy their technology as part of a VSPEX solution. Once partners successfully complete the testing process it becomes “VSPEX Labs Validated.”