Capellas-led coalition making strides by the Vblock

What's in a Vblock? It's a cloudy mix onto which a very experienced CEO is shedding more light.

Michael Capellas, the former chief executive of Compaq, MCI, and First Data, and current CEO of Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) Coalition, updated industry analysts with VCE progress as of early December 2010, slightly more than a year after Cisco Systems and EMC announced the VCE joint venture, which integrates servers and networking gear from Cisco, storage and management software from EMC, and the VSphere virtual operating system of VMware into Vblocks.

While the VCE Coalition is a privately held entity … Read more

Capellas to lead Cisco-EMC cloud venture

Michael Capellas, former CEO of Compaq, MCI, and First Data, has a new gig: front man for the Virtual Computing Environment coalition.

Capellas, who is 55, has also been appointed to the "complementary role" of CEO of Acadia, a joint venture of Cisco Systems and EMC with investment from Intel and VMware, the companies said Wednesday. Acadia has been created to support the coalition.

In a nutshell, Acadia is aimed at next-generation data centers designed to deliver private cloud infrastructure. The goal is to give customers the advantages of one throat to choke in terms of support without … Read more