Microsoft and Dell Joins Forces to Realize Agile Integrated Hybrid Cloud

By CIOReview | Tuesday, October 27, 2015
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AUSTIN, TX: Dell and Microsoft with a new joint venture support organizations of all sizes to make the best out of Microsoft cloud platform to enhance their businesses. The new cloud solution, an integrated system for hybrid cloud, Microsoft Azure-consistent and the new program offerings will support customers to benefit from Azure and Dell to gain greater agility by accelerating time with respect to the chosen on-premises or public cloud solutions.

With a motive to extend simple- powerful hybrid solutions, Microsoft and Dell adds a brand new solution to its e Microsoft Cloud Platform System (CPS) family, CPS Standard. The solution is developed on optimized Dell modular infrastructure pre-configured with Microsoft CPS software which incorporates Microsoft software stack and Azure services.

“A core part of our mission to empower every organization on the planet requires us to build world-class platforms and forge deeper partnerships that help businesses of all sizes transform with digital technology,” explains Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “By expanding our longstanding partnership with Dell to offer a truly integrated hybrid cloud, we will make the cloud more accessible to organizations of all sizes with the choice and flexibility to best meet their needs.”

The hybrid cloud experience is delivered pertaining to the platform’s compatibility with Azure. This facilitates agile integration and operation of workloads paving way for customers to build multi-tiered, scalable applications. The purpose built solution eliminates major complexities and is cost effective.  Some of the key features highlighted include quick time to value and operational simplicity; simplified business continuity; increased flexibility.

“Digital transformation is an imperative for business today, and we are making our customers’ journey easier and faster through adoption of hybrid cloud,” points Michael Dell, CEO, Dell. “Dell shares a vision with Microsoft that opens architectures and simplified cloud management will benefit customers of all sizes, freeing them to focus on their businesses and not their technology.”

Furthermore, Dell joins Microsoft CSP program to help its customers meet necessary cloud requirements. By being a reseller of Microsoft cloud solutions across Azure, the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) and Office 365, Dell will deliver customers with end-to-end cloud, mobility, identity and productivity solutions that initiate new innovations, improve employee productivity and increase security.

From initiation to deployment, Dell’s hardware, software and consulting services along with Azure services will be catering to the customers’ entire hybrid cloud demands. Also, the company will be offering end-to-end enterprise mobility and identity solutions formed on EMS and Azure Active Directory. This will empower employees and safe guard corporate data and applications. When EMS, combined with Windows 10 and Office 365 it transforms to a radical solution with productivity tools and management capabilities that secures company data without undermining the mobile productivity experiences.