Is VCE, the VMware-Cisco-EMC entity set up to sell integrated virtualised server-networking-storage Vblocks, a startup? And how is it doing, given EMC's revelation that VCE is costing it more than $40m a quarter? VCE was originally set up as Acadia in November 2009, to integrate and sell Vblocks and provide an initial period of …
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NetApp had $12.8million in funding, not $200+. They were selling a *brand new* technology that was untested. They were a startup. VCE is a reseller. They're selling goods that have brand recognition and a pre-existing customer base. You might as well be comparing a Volkswagen Beetle to an M1 Abrahams tank.
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