Trey started his career in the US Military stationed at United States Central Command, MacDill AFB, FL. Trey served as an intelligence analyst focused on the Middle East and conducted support of missions in the first days of the war on terror.

Following the military Trey joined Cisco where he served as an engineer for Data Center, IP Telephony and Security Technologies. Trey later joined the partner ecosystem where he modernized the practices of several national and regional partner organizations, helping them transform offerings to emerging technologies.

Trey joined NetApp in 2004 where he contributed to the creation of best practices for Ethernet Storage and VMware integration. Trey contributed to the development of the architecture which became the basis for FlexPod.

In 2010 Trey joined VCE, where he was promoted by Chairman & CEO, VCE, Michael Capellas to Chief Technology Officer, VCE. As CTO Trey was responsible for the product and technology strategy for Vblock, VxBlock, VxRack, Vscale and VxRail. During his tenure, VCE was recognized as one of the fastest technology companies to reach $1 Billion in revenues and one of the most successful joint ventures in IT history. The origional VCE products Trey has led strategy on continue to be leaders in their respective share categories around the world.

In 2016 Trey was asked to lead from concept the development of an all Dell Technologies converged product. From that initial concept Trey led a global team of engineers to deliver Dell EMC PowerOne, the industry’s first autonomous infrastructure solution, embedding open source technologies which enable automated infrastructure integration based on declarative outcomes.

Get Ready for Data Center without Borders in 2017

Looking forward into the New Year, it’s now becoming apparent to all concerned just how much the rise of cloud computing in all its forms is transforming the modern enterprise. In addition to public clouds, the number of private clouds running on premise or hosted in a third-party … READ MORE

Trey Layton December 21st, 2016

New Gartner Report Makes Case for Integrated Systems

Gartner has published a “Critical Capabilities for Integrated Systems” study identifying 15 critical capabilities for integrated systems when deployed across four types of use cases: Infrastructure Modernization; Infrastructure Consolidation; Infrastructure Agility; followed by Point Projects. I’m pleased to report that converged Infrastructure (CI) and hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) systems … READ MORE

Trey Layton December 14th, 2016
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