VCE and Esri Expand Partnership with Turnkey ArcGIS Solutions on Vblock Appliances

July 3, 2013 Richardson, TX ---- VCE, the industry leader in converged infrastructure, and Esri, who provides geographic information systems (GIS) software solutions to organizations globally, have expanded their partnership with Esri’s execution of a VCE reseller agreement This agreement will enable Esri to offer complete ArcGIS turnkey solutions that include pre-installed ArcGIS for Server virtualized software on optimized Vblock appliances.

“We are excited for this opportunity to advance our relationship with Esri,” said Mark Daus, Strategic Alliances Manager, VCE. “Their global presence and industry leadership in GIS provides a great opportunity for both companies to benefit from the emergence of Vblock converged infrastructure as the next generation platform for enterprise application deployment.”

With this agreement, Esri jumps to the forefront of Independent Software Vendors who are looking to deliver their core product suite as a prepackaged appliance on Vblock technology. This turnkey solution speeds customer deployments, improves reliability, simplifies operations, and reduces the expenses associated with ongoing support. In addition to a standardized architecture, Vblock technology offers an optimized infrastructure for delivering highly scalable solutions and includes support from VCE’s global support organization.

"At Esri we have a lot of customers moving to cloud infrastructure based on VMware software and on-premise data center requirements,” said Jack McCarthy, Business Development and Strategic Alliances Manager at Esri. “The Vblock platform offers tremendous efficiencies for this computing model and we are excited about continuing to grow the relationship with VCE and enhancing our offerings on Vblock."

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at


VCE, formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for our customers. VCE, through the Vblock System, delivers the industry's first completely integrated IT offering with end-to-end vendor accountability. VCE's prepackaged solutions are available through an extensive partner network, and cover horizontal applications, vertical industry offerings, and application development environments, allowing customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating and managing IT infrastructure. Learn about VCE at:

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