Capellas to lead Cisco-EMC joint venture

Former Compaq head Michael Capellas has been named as chief executive of Acadia, a joint venture between Cisco and EMC to sell preconfigured datacentre gear
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Michael Capellas, former CEO of Compaq, MCI and First Data, has been named to lead the Cisco and EMC Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition.

This coalition — a partnership between Cisco and EMC with investments from Intel and VMware — is called Acadia. Capellas will be CEO of Acadia, which is aimed at next-generation datacentres that are designed to deliver private cloud infrastructure. The joint venture will sell preconfigured and pretested datacentre gear. The goal is to give customers the advantages of a single point of contact for support without relying on a single vendor.

In his new role, Capellas will be taking care of cloud computing, data management as well as datacentre architecture.

For more on this story, see Capellas to lead Cisco-EMC Acadia joint venture on ZDNet.com.

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