Supporting delivery of VCE’s in the UK

Project Summary

Residency Services: delivery of a team of Vblock experienced SMEs to support the delivery of VCE’s first customer deployments in the UK. 


VCE, formed by VMware, Cisco and EMC, were enjoying early success with their converged server, network and storage platform – the Vblock. VCE wanted to sell residency services to ensure that the early adopters of the technology were referenceable and would go on to require additional units. 

  • The Work

    Inspire worked in partnership with VCE and funded the in-depth training of a number of Team Inspire SMEs at EMC/VCE’s engineering headquarters in Cork, Ireland, for three weeks, to ensure that they were certified in the new converged technology. 

  • The Service


  • The Result

    Having invested in this unique team, Inspire then positioned them into a number of investment banks ensuring that VCE’s technology was a success. 

  • More about our Client

    VCE, formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, is a leader in converged Cloud infrastructure systems. 

    VCE, through Vblock™ Systems, provides an optimised information technology system that accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models which dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for customers. 

    VCE products enable IT organisations to: 

    • Standardise processes and applications 
    • Improve utilisation and lower operational costs 
    • Accelerate technology adoption and innovation 
    • Maximise adaptability and investment protection.