By Loretta Brown, vice president, OEM Alliances, VMware
Today, EMC shared some exciting news – as a part of the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solutions launch, the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Federation Software-Defined Data Center Edition with VMware was announced.
IT departments continue to seek tools to drive greater levels of innovation, all while meeting the evolving and urgent needs of their businesses application demands. With a hybrid cloud, IT organizations have the freedom to move application workloads from the data center to a secure public cloud — with the flexibility to transfer these application workloads back and forth as needed. With these new offerings, and a long-standing partnership, EMC and VMware continue to help our joint customers achieve greater agility with better business outcomes through hybrid cloud offerings that are trusted, as well as simple to deploy and use.
With the now available EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Federation Software-Defined Data Center Edition with VMware solutions, customers get tight integration of EMC solutions and VMware vCloud Air, providing customers with an easy and accelerated path to automate and deliver IT as a service, within their own data centers and extending into the public cloud. This solution provides best practices for deploying a software-defined data center based private cloud on-premises while extending IT virtualization infrastructure capacity to VMware’s public cloud – vCloud Air.
VMware and EMC have also partnered to develop professional services offerings to accelerate our mutual customers’ adoption of the software-defined data center to provide timely results and benefits. Additionally, organizations can take advantage of web-based and instructor led training for the EMC Hybrid Cloud solutions.
Customers can quickly assess their current application portfolios for proper deployment in the software-defined data center for maximum usability and economic benefits. Helping our customers develop their skills to take advantage of this new technology is a major milestone in accelerating adoption and achieving maximum benefit from day 1.
To learn more about EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solutions, please check out the following resources:
• Press release: EMC Redefines Hybrid Cloud for the Enterprise
• VMware vCloud Air web site
• EMC blog: “Simplicity and Choice? EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solutions Deliver Both” by Peter Cutts, vice president, Cloud Solutions at EMC