The EMC Federation, including newly acquired Virtustream, today announced new innovations, partner programs and customers across its Hybrid Cloud portfolio. The EMC Federation provides customers with the industry’s most complete Hybrid Cloud portfolio, able to support all workloads and all cloud models –private, public and managed clouds. Through a common platform, customers are now able to manage multiple clouds and cloud service providers as one logical cloud, with the distinction between on premises and off premises being eliminated.
Virtustream Expands SAP Partnership
Virtustream helps enterprises around the world migrate, run and manage their I/O-intensive, mission-critical applications in the cloud. Its cloud credentials in support of SAP® solutions are outstanding in the industry, having deployed more than 200 SAP solutions and one of the first implementations of the SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA® (SAP S/4HANA) in the cloud. Today Virtustream announced that it is now one of a select few premier strategic providers of cloud infrastructure services for SAP business-critical applications in SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.
Leading Hybrid Cloud Innovations
The Federation cloud portfolio is unparalleled in the industry, spanning private, managed, and public cloud. The EMC Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution delivers a private cloud with on ramps to public cloud services; Virtustream excels as a managed cloud service for mission-critical applications; and VMware vCloud® Air™ specializes as a public cloud offering. Many of the underlying technologies from these offerings will be integrated. For example, VMware hybrid networking capabilities will be integrated into future versions of the Virtustream® xStream® Cloud Management Platform.
Today’s announcements detail new capabilities across the Federation:
•VMware has enhanced its vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Services with Disaster Recovery OnDemand adding a pay-for-what-you-consume pricing option, and the addition of Site Recovery Manager Air.
• VMware vCloud Air Object Storage is a portfolio of highly scalable, reliable and cost effective storage services for unstructured data.
• Also announced today are a new “Federation Ready” partner credential program and a new Federation End-User Computing Solution aimed at driving the complexity out of deploying and maintaining Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI).
• VCE® has expanded VxRack®, its innovative hyper-converged rackscale system, with a new offering based on VMware software. This enables IT organizations to quickly and cost effectively deploy Hybrid Cloud infrastructure based on a VMware software-defined architecture
New Federation Global Account Team
To provide a seamless interface to customers beginning their transformation, the EMC Federation has introduced a new go-to market team. The team comprises a highly specialized collection of experts from across the EMC Federation to provide dedicated support to the most strategic EMC Federation customers on their Digital Transformation and Hybrid Cloud journey.