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Revving Up the Data Center

Every fall, Richmond International Raceway hosts a demonstration showcasing the power of advanced engineering and cutting edge technology.  When NASCAR’s “One Last Race to Make The Chase” comes to town, race fans get a chance to see (and hear) the power of converged technology in person.  On the eve of the Wonderful Pistachios 400, TBL Networks used this back drop to announce our latest advancement in the use of converged technology in the data center – the Vblock.

TBL Networks’ President Alan Sears announced that TBL Networks has achieved Vblock Qualified Partner Status, becoming just the 58th company in the world to receive this certification from VCE. With this announcement, TBL Networks can now provide it’s clients with the VCE Vblock, the world’s first completely integrated converged infrastructure offering for rapid virtualization deployment. 


Using the combined resources of four technology stalwarts – VMware, Cisco, EMC and Intel, the Vblock brings together the best of the best to create a simple yet powerful data center.  The Vblock’s converged infrastructure places virtualization, server, storage, networking, security and management in a single, prebuilt solution.  Whereas most data centers are constructed from individual components, the Vblock arrives fully integrated and test, providing users unmatched operational simplicity.

In addition, the Vblock brings together simple yet powerful customer service and support.  VCE’s partnership allows client’s access to cross-company, cross product-trained support experts.  If you need support, you will not have to ponder which vendor to contact;  VCE allows you to receive a single customer service experience.


Following the Vblock presentation, participants got a chance to view live NASCAR Nationwide action, exploring the pit area and watching as Kyle Busch won the Virginia 529 College Savings 250.

Revving up the data center might not be as loud as revving up a NASCAR engine, but with Vblock, it can be just as powerful.