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Cisco & EMC's VCE Gets a CEO

RICHARDSON, Texas -- VCE, a leader in Converged Cloud Infrastructure Systems, today announced that Praveen Akkiraju has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. He joins President Frank Hauck as an extension to VCE's accomplished management team. In addition Akkiraju and Hauck will join the company's board of directors.

A 19-year veteran of Cisco, Akkiraju served most recently as senior vice president and general manager of Cisco Services Routing Technology Group, where he established a track record of delivering innovative Cloud infrastructure and integrated networking services products, and solid business results. Having led business units across the enterprise, service provider and commercial market segments, Akkiraju was responsible for setting the direction for Cisco's next generation enterprise architecture and integrating security and application awareness capabilities with the network and cloud infrastructure.

"VCE has clearly established itself as the market leader by creating the converged infrastructure category. As the company continues to accelerate its business, product and market expansion, Praveen brings an ideal combination of business and technical experience that will enable VCE to meet growing customer demand for its products and solutions," said Michael Capellas, Chairman, VCE.

Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO)

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