Yes. In fact, we just got signed documents for an order on one today. This is a powerful solution and now with UIM v.2, the promise to our customers to be able to leverage this "private cloud" as an offering where they can provide compute, network and storage as a service to their internal customers is fast-becoming a reality.
The VCE initiative (VMware, Cisco, EMC) is the real deal and has caused quite a stir in the market. The battle lines are being drawn. Various solution "stacks" are being created. You see HP trying to create their stack with 3Com, 3Par, etc. (note: HP likes to buy companies that have the number "3" in them - is Level 3 next? :), you see Oracle trying to acquire their stack with Sun servers and storage, and you have IBM creating a stack of sorts by playing nice with Juniper and selling rebranded NetApp and a hodge podge of other storage arrays. Not sure what Dell is doing, but that is another blog.
What I like about the VCE (aka "vBlock") solution:
1) It's comprised of technology-focused companies - these companies are not looking to become consulting companies, or outsourcing companies. They aren't abandoning hardware for SW & Services. Each player is focused on its technology and puts its R&D into the technology represented in the vBlock stack.
2) it's open - one of the biggest complaints I hear from Oracle customers is they feel that they are locked into their SW and really have little-to-no leverage in negotiating price...why add hardware to this angst by buying Exadata (Oracle's version of vBlock, but only supports Oracle stuff)
3) The integration is real, not marketing - EMC PowerPath V/E provides VMware with multi-pathing capabilities it doesn't offer on it's own, the Cisco Nexus 1000v is a virtual switch that doesn't exist without VMware, EMC storage looks all the way up into the VM's in VMware and vice-versa, and UIM is the coup de grace in terms of integration across the various components of the vBlock.
4) One line of support -- the ding on best-of-breed has always been that there is not one line of accountability. VCE has done away with this by coming together and offering one phone line with one point of accountability for customer support across all components in the vBlock
Varrow is one of the few vBlock certified partners in the world and we are enjoying helping our customers build these data centers of the future one vBlock at a time.