EMC is Serious about Choice – Announcing New Solutions and Enablement Programs for Microsoft Cloud

We’ve said it a number of times and it bears repeating – EMC is excited about cloud computing – it’s all about enabling flexible deployment options and providing our customers with Choice.   With our commitment as a foundation, I’m thrilled to share what we’re doing with Microsoft around private cloud and application environments.

Cloud OS Accelerate Program

EMC is excited to be participating in the Microsoft Cloud OS Accelerate Program.  Our participation builds upon our VSPEX investments by providing incentives for customers and partners to accelerate the deployment of Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V virtualization on an EMC Infrastructure.  With these incentives, EMC, Microsoft and our partners can help our joint customers take advantage of the latest in virtualization, management and infrastructure innovation to improve performance, increase efficiency, and simplify management within a private cloud.

New EMC Proven Solutions and Best Practices

EMC Integration for Microsoft Private Cloud Using EMC VNX Unified Storage

Many of our customers want to understand how they can build a flexible and efficient virtual infrastructure that can support a mixed workload environment including SQL Server database, Microsoft SharePoint collaboration, and Microsoft Exchange and Lync unified communications on Windows Server with Hyper-V.  The new Proven Solution showcases an efficient virtual infrastructure with an efficient storage design that supports colocation of mixed workloads.  I encourage you to read the whitepaper to understand how to reduce storage costs using Microsoft Server Message Block (SMB 3.0) and VNX. It details how to streamline storage management and provisioning while enabling more agility by orchestrating advanced workflows and processes with EMC Storage Integrator for Microsoft cloud.

Learn more EMC Integration for Microsoft Private Cloud Environments Using EMC VNX Unified Storage

Backup and Recovery for Microsoft Private Cloud Using the EMC Data Protection Suite

These new cloud computing models are increasing the complexity of backups. Traditional backup methods aren’t cutting it and need to evolve.

EMC is helping to enable our customers to protect their Cloud environments. The white paper highlighted below illustrates how IT environments implementing Microsoft-based infrastructure for private clouds can benefit from industry leading EMC Data Protection Solutions.

Learn more: Backup and Recovery for Microsoft Private Clouds Leveraging the EMC Data Protection Suite

EMC Continues Investment in Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs)   

Everything included here can be seen at your local Microsoft Technology Center.  EMC is a major sponsor of the MTCs and showcases the latest joint EMC & Microsoft solutions.  An MTC provides an opportunity to engage with both EMC and Microsoft experts to envision what is possible, immerse yourself in technologies and solutions and prove solution needs via proof of concepts.

Our relationship with Microsoft is focused on driving innovation in the cloud.  Learn more by following our bloggers on www.windowtotheprivatecloud.com and join our Everything Microsoft Community.

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