EMC Expands Virtualisation Portfolio With New VMware Services

As a VMware Authorised Consultant, EMC Will Offer Strategy, Design, Implementation and Residency Services to Help Customers Accelerate the Business Benefits of Virtualisation.

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EMC Expands Virtualisation Portfolio With New VMware Services

EMC Corporation has announced that it is a gold-level VMware Authorised Consultant (VAC). The EMC Global Services portfolio for the VMware platform focuses on key customer requirements, including business continuity for virtualised environments including, VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM), VMware operations, management, and reporting best practices, VMware infrastructure acceleration and implementation, and planning and deploying client virtualisation .

"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 virtualisation 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.

"VMware and EMC have a long history of working together to help our mutual customers address big issues in their data centres," said Carl Eschenbach, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations, VMware. "We are pleased to have EMC join the VMware Authorised 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 virtualisation, which includes reduced IT costs, improved flexibility and manageability, and greater availability and scalability."

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