EMC Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc. have picked former Compaq CEO Michael Capellas to run their joint ventures. Capellas...
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will lead the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition and serve as CEO of the joint EMC-Cisco Acadia venture.
Besides his experience as chief information officer, chief operating officer and then CEO of Compaq, Capellas was president of Hewlett-Packard (HP) Co. after the HP-Compaq merger. He has also been CEO of First Data Corp. and MCI Inc., and sits on Cisco's board of directors.
The VCE coalition packages EMC storage, Cisco networking and VMware virtualization products into what the companies call Vblocks. Acadia handles services and integration for the VCE products. Capellas will report to EMC CEO Joe Tucci and Cisco CEO John Chambers.
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