Back in May, Dell EMC announced Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack, a new, turnkey, hybrid cloud platform that offers a simple and fast path for implementing and sustaining a hybrid cloud based on Microsoft Azure Stack. The new platform helps organizations standardizing on the Microsoft Azure ecosystem to accelerate their digital transformation with automated IT service delivery for traditional and cloud-native applications.
As a result, organizations can better engage with their customers, reduce time to market for new services, and free-up resources to focus on adding business value.
Why Dell EMC for Microsoft Azure Stack?
The new Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack brings Dell EMC’s leadership in worldwide cloud infrastructure with its long history of partnering with Microsoft, which includes shipping the industry’s first Microsoft-based hybrid cloud all the way back in October 2015. Plus, we’re pretty good at this cloud thing – according to IDC, Dell EMC was No. 1 in the worldwide cloud infrastructure market for 2016 with $5.7 billion in revenue and 17.6% market share.
Interoperability between public and private cloud resources has quickly become not just a “nice to have” but actually is a top requirement for many organizations’ IT infrastructures. The turnkey Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack delivers a consistent experience across Azure – whether it’s Azure public cloud or your own on-premises Azure Stack.
We’ve engineered our Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack with our industry leading Dell EMC PowerEdge servers and Dell EMC Networking and to deliver a hybrid cloud platform that is built, sustained and supported as one.
And it doesn’t stop there, as we’ll offer cool Dell EMC IP add-on options for backup, encryption and more!
What Can You Do Today?
Since Azure Stack isn’t readily available yet, how can you take advantage of Dell EMC Cloud for Azure Stack today? Well, there are a couple ways.
You can start with our single node Developer Edition (for test and development) RIGHT NOW. Begin your Azure Stack journey with a small capital outlay and continue to use Dell EMC Azure Stack single node systems for test and development into the future. Plus, customers can easily update to the GA code once Microsoft releases Azure Stack so you won’t be starting from scratch.
But wait – that’s not all! Earlier this year, we began partnering with Microsoft on offering a select group of customers worldwide to be part of our Early Adopter Program. Based on the response we’ve received, we’ve decided to extend the ability to order to additional customers via our Dell EMC Early Order Program for Microsoft Azure Stack (multi-node). These customers will be perfectly positioned to expand and accelerate their Azure cloud environments as quickly as possible post-GA.
Ok that sounds cool but why should customers and partners jump on the bandwagon right now? First, to get a step up on the competition by being among the first to go operational with Azure Stack. Secondly, Dell EMC will ensure that your single or multi-node Azure Stack platform will be ready to go, validated and tested, when Azure Stack is generally available.
Why is this important?
We’re tightly integrated with Microsoft to ensure we test every software, firmware, and drive with the latest code from Microsoft before it ships. This avoids any last minute hiccups to the infrastructure on-site and potential risk of updating something that is either untested or done incorrectly. With all the pre-engineering done in our factory and minimal time on-site, your hardware warranty starts close to when your system is operational and avoids any disruptions to the deployment process and enables us to spend as little time on-site and hand over the keys to you ASAP (matter of days).
Ready to get started? The Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack is orderable now. Contact your Dell EMC Rep today!
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