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EMC Expands Virtualization Portfolio with New VMware Services


As a VMware Authorized Consultant, EMC Will Offer Strategy, Design, Implementation and Residency Services to Help Customers Accelerate the Business Benefits of Virtualization
HOPKINTON, Mass.-EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced it is a gold-level VMware Authorized Consultant (VAC), strengthening and expanding its global alliance with VMware to help enterprise customers around the world accelerate the business benefits they can realize by virtualizing their information infrastructures and data centers.
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Customers recognize the VMware platform as a well suited environment for information infrastructures and choose EMC’s industry-leading technology because of the breadth of our VMware-integrated products and features. EMC’s Global Services helps customer to accelerate the benefits from virtual infrastructure by extending these benefits into a consistent enterprise-wide strategy. The EMC Global Services portfolio for the VMware platform focuses on key customer requirements, such as:

* Business continuity for virtualized environments including VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
* VMware operations, management, and reporting best practices
* VMware infrastructure acceleration and implementation
* Planning and deploying client virtualization

“EMC’s deep knowledge of enterprise infrastructure, combined with our longstanding engineering relationships with tier-one application vendors and our broad product portfolio of VMware-integrated products make it possible for EMC to deliver high-value services that enable our customers to get to the next level within their VMware adoption curve,” said Howard Elias, EMC’s President, EMC Global Services & Resource Management Software Group. “As a VAC, EMC will be able to actively address all of the requests we receive from our enterprise customers who seek to leverage virtualization technology throughout their information infrastructure to reduce infrastructure and operational costs and gain business agility.”

EMC will leverage more than 1400 services professionals and engineers who have completed the VMware hands-on training and hundreds who have continued to complete the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification test to offer a full lifecycle of strategy, design, implementation and managed services that help customers quickly integrate VMware architectures and operations into their data centers, remote offices and desktop strategies. EMC offers a wide and growing range of professional services focused on the VMware platform for customers who are moving to the next stage of VMware deployment, in addition to managed services to help customers manage and maintain their virtual infrastructures. For those customers deploying mission-critical applications from companies such as Microsoft, Oracle and SAP on the VMware platform, EMC service professionals will leverage EMC’s ongoing investment in EMC Proven™ Solutions that have been validated and integrated with both EMC and VMware technologies—delivering predictable results and increased operational efficiencies across the application lifecycle.

“VMware and EMC have a long history of working together to help our mutual customers address big issues in their data centers,” said Carl Eschenbach, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations, VMware. “We are pleased to have EMC join the VMware Authorized Consultant Program. Now EMC and VMware can jointly bring even more resources to bear for our mutual customers. EMC’s expertise in information infrastructure and VMware’s groundbreaking technology together provide a potent combination for helping customers maximize the payoff from virtualization, which includes reduced IT costs, improved flexibility and manageability, and greater availability and scalability.”

Customers who work with EMC Velocity˛ Authorized Services Network (ASN) partners will also be able to accelerate their business benefits of virtualization. ASN partners are trained, certified and field tested to provide value-add services in VMware environments, and channel partners who also have VAC status can further provide value to customers through their deep technical knowledge of EMC and VMware products. ASN partners have access to EMC’s solution testing for virtualized application environments and are able to take advantage of EMC’s best practices and methodologies around specific use-case deployments of EMC technology in a VMware environment.


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