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EMC Expands Virtualization Portfolio with New VMware Services

EMC Corp. has 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.

VMware is a well-suited environment for information infrastructures. EMC's Global Services help customers 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 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 life cycle 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.

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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