MICROSOFT IGNITE, ATLANTA - September 27, 2016 -
Dell EMC today announced broadened support of Microsoft environments with new Microsoft Azure Services, Validated Systems for Microsoft Exchange and SQL, as well as customer momentum for the Dell EMC Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft. The new services and validated systems can enable customers to increase business agility, improve efficiencies and lower costs with highly customizable hybrid cloud and infrastructure solutions.
“For more than 30 years, Dell EMC and Microsoft have focused on delivering best-in-class, innovative solutions that span the entire Microsoft product portfolio to organizations all over the world,” said Jim Ganthier, senior vice president, Validated Solutions Organization, Dell EMC Converged Platforms Solution Division. “Together, we are working to both simplify and accelerate customers’ journey to the cloud, helping them build individualized cloud solutions that are future-proofed for business and IT transformation.”
Through this alliance, Dell EMC today announced availability of a new suite of Azure Cloud Services, which enables customers to easily adopt hybrid cloud services, increasing efficiencies and extending the capabilities of their IT infrastructure. These cloud services are hosted, managed and delivered from Azure. Backed by Dell EMC enterprise-grade service level agreements, 24/7 tech support and service health monitoring, customers pay only for the services consumed and without long-term contracts. The new services include:
Since introduced in October 2015, customers from financial services to technology providers have selected the Dell EMC Hybrid Cloud System (DHCS) for Microsoft to power their hybrid cloud environments. These customers are benefiting from the industry’s first integrated, hybrid cloud solution that offers simplified, automated deployment and maintenance capabilities and unparalleled hybrid cloud governance, control, and policy-based automation for Azure with an optional, unique payment solution to reduce investment risk:
Dell EMC’s converged infrastructure leadership spans tested and validated reference architectures, solution bundles, validated systems and turnkey, fully engineered systems for a variety of use cases. The Dell EMC converged infrastructure portfolio covers the “build” to “buy” continuum, so customers can easily and effectively adopt key technologies, such as flash, software-defined storage and scale-out architectures, in industry leading offerings, purpose built for wherever they are in their digital transformation journey. In support of its service-defined infrastructure approach, Dell EMC today unveiled two additions to its Validated Systems portfolio:
These new Dell EMC Validated Systems can be configured, quoted and ordered in minutes, while lifecycle management tools allow customers to easily deploy, scale and update systems.
Mike Oreno, system administrator at ARIIX
"With Microsoft Azure Backup services from Dell EMC, we are saving more than 65 percent compared to our previous solution. Rather than waiting for a report at the end of the month, we can see exactly how much data was backed up each night. This insight saves time and helps us be more proactive supporting the business."
Ralf Luchsinger, chief information officer at Glarner Kantonalbank
“We estimate that the Dell EMC Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft solution will have paid for itself within a year as a result of the team being able to take a lot of services back in-house that we’d previously outsourced. Additionally, we can be creative rather than reactive with our hybrid cloud from Dell EMC. We’re in a good place to stay ahead of the competition.”
Dimitris Karabinis, solutions architect in CGI’s U.S. Global Infrastructure Services and Onshore Delivery
“The Dell Hybrid Cloud System is helping us prepare for whatever the future may hold with its extraordinary scalability and ease of installation. It enables us to focus less on building and maintaining infrastructure and more on delivering the high-value services our clients need going forward.”
Wong Chee Voon, managing director at PeeringOne
“We can offer customers in Malaysia the full value of cloud IT for improving business performance while reducing costs using our Dell EMC Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft. Since deploying the system, we have realized 120 percent sales increase through multiple cloud architectures and maximized returns with implementation time cut by 80 percent.”
Stuart Nielsen-Marsh, Microsoft cloud services product manager at Pulsant
“We are excited about the potential applications of the Dell EMC Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft. This is just the beginning of an exciting journey into the hybrid cloud for us and our customers, and we couldn’t have better partners than Dell EMC and Microsoft on board.”
Aziz Benmalek, vice president, Worldwide Cloud and Hosting Services at Microsoft
“Dell and Microsoft have a long history of working together to speed customers’ journey to hybrid cloud. We are pleased to extend our alliance with Dell EMC to help even more customers leverage hybrid cloud on their terms with Microsoft Cloud Services.”
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