EMC World 2012, LAS VEGAS - May 21, 2012 -
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced new initiatives and products to enable the company's worldwide network of channel partners to accelerate their customers' journey to cloud computin g. Together with the EMC VSPEX ™ Proven Infrastructure announced in April 2012, and t he new VMAX ® Service Provider (SP) platform, announced last week, t he new EMC Cloud Builder and Cloud Provider Practices, EMC Cooperative Services and the new VNXe3150 unified storage platform provide EMC partners with the industry's most comprehensive and flexible cloud-enabling capability.
Today's announcements are a continuation of EMC's journey to the cloud. In 2011, EMC announced the Velocity Service Provider program to jointly develop solutions and services with targeted, established service providers. Those partners who successfully complete the Cloud Provider designation requirements will be included in the Velocity Service Provider Program. Today, there are more than 160 EMC-powered services being delivered by over 50 EMC Velocity Service providers around the world.
A t EMC's first annual Global Partner Summit (GPS) at EMC World in Las Vegas this week, Joe Tucci, EMC Chairman and C hief Executive Officer , and EMC sales and channel leaders present ed to more than 3,000 partners these new programs and technologies. Other initiatives that enable EMC channel partners to transform IT, business and themselves in order to maximize their customers' cloud computing opportunities were also presented.
New Practices and Program:
Bob Murphy, Area President, Presidio
"Presidio is committed to delivering best-of-breed solutions that address our clients' most critical business challenges. We have made significant investments in recent years to expand our capability to deploy and manage EMC technology. EMC's Velocity services and specialty programs have helped us to scale rapidly to capitalize on market opportunities . EMC's new Cloud Builder Practice fits perfectly with our growth strategy. We are excited about the new capabilities and opportunities that the Cloud Builder Practice will offer and we look forward to continued success with EMC."
Rick Eddings, Vice President of Professional Services at Sigma Solutions, Inc.
"With more customers transforming their data centers to deliver an IT as a Service model to their businesses, our services business is growing at a phenomenal rate. Acquiring the right skills and capabilities to scale our services and expand our portfolios as fast as we want is a constant challenge. EMC's new Cooperative Services for channel partners come s at the right time to help us augment our EMC services portfolio and deliver additional value to our customers. We can take advantage of EMC's deep technical experience and proven methodologies to offer high-value services to our customers under our own brand, further strengthening our relationship with them and building long-term loyalty."
Brian Wasil, IT Director of StandFast, Inc .
"The VNXe3100 has helped us achieve greater data resiliency and redundancy while providing the performance needed for our VM architecture. Additionally, we've gone from sporadic downtime of up to four hours to zero downtime since migrating to the VNXe"a company record. When we heard about the VNXe3150"and that it will deliver more performance and capacity per rack unit"we immediately saw how our business can benefit from reduced operating expenses and performance improvements. The VNXe gives us the industry-leading VMware integration, efficiency and simplified management to run our business."
Gregg Ambulos, Senior Vice President of Global Channel Sales, EMC Corporation
"Cloud computing rep resents a huge market opportunity for EMC's partners . Our new Velocity Cloud Practices enable and support them in developing the expertise required to accelerate their clients' journey to the cloud. Today's announcement is another example of EMC's commitment to advancing our partners' skill set, sales opportunities and differentiation in the market. We are 100% focused on delivering our Velocity partners the best technology and the most comprehensive and rewarding partner program in the industry."
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