VCE building smaller blocks for improved operations
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VCE building smaller blocks for improved operations

The future of IT hardware seems to be in the vein of smaller is better, and getting onboard with that idea is VCE. As the hybrid hardware developer in the technology landscape, representing collaborative efforts of EMC, VMware and several others, VCE's device offerings are being turned into tinier versions of their previous designs, allowing more of these tools to fit into the same rack structure.

Among these changes is the vBlock server storage solution, designed to protect corporate file structures while making them easier to maintain. These tools come in a variety of different storage sizes, but as of VCE's new product unveil in November, they will soon be manufactured in a much smaller size.

Building to suit
Companies of all kinds are currently making use of VCE's vBlock technology, but not all of them can benefit as well from solutions geared toward larger entities. The Register reported that VCE will target its new line of server solutions at this crowd, building structures that fit companies up to 100 seats with its smallest new offering. The next in line will be a medium-size target, the source reported, with a vBlock that caters to organizations with about 200 to 500 personnel.

The point behind this kind of customization is that it helps corporations better manage their data assets, since they're working with a tool specifically designed for entities of that size. On top of that, these blocks are less expensive, so small businesses will more easily be able to afford them.

Delivery options
In line with modern data use trends, VCE is also teaming up with a number of software vendors to facilitate faster and simpler access of these tools for companies around the world. Many organizations are already operating in the cloud or have some kind of virtualized or online presence, and creating a method of getting the new vBlock to them through a channel they already use and prefer adds another level of usability to VCE's new line.

ITWire wrote that VCE's president, Trey Layton, told the source that the company is also offering vBlock tools for free to certain vendors in exchange for helping to launch the new deployments as software-as-a-service. This will help not only with collaboration and flexibility among smaller organizations, but also will assist in maintaining data security, a feat that is sometimes more difficult for smaller entities.