The Cisco and EMC joint venture, ACADIA, announced in November 2009, was formed to provide consulting services to those customers that will buy the fabric computing units, dubbed Vblocks, powered by VMware, Cisco and EMC technology and manufactured by the so called Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition.
The two companies just appointed the joint venture’s CEO: Michael D. Capellas.
Cappellas was the he was Chairman and CEO of First Data Corporation, and before that, he was President and CEO at MCI.
But more importantly, Cappellas has been President of HP after merging Compaq with HP. At Compaq, he started out as CIO, then COO and later became Chairman and CEO.
Cisco and EMC also finally launched the ACADIA website, which now lists with details all the services the company and clarifies the Build, Operate (off-premises) and Transfer (on-premises) business model developed to market the Vblocks offering.