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Wed, 21 Mar 2012 13:30:42 EST HOPKINTON, Mass. News Summary:
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced an expanded portfolio of cloud services to help customers accelerate the adoption, consumption, optimization, and management of cloud technologies. The new services help customers accelerate their IT transformation initiatives, enabling IT to more quickly deliver ITaaS to their clients, thereby helping customers to fully realize the benefits of efficiency and agility gained through all phases of their cloud computing. The new EMC services announced today address the transformation of people, process and technology and range from strategy and business case development, to design and deployment, to support, optimization, and education.
Comprehensive Capabilities Help Customers Accelerate IT Transformation and Achieve ITaaS
The new cloud services align to the following three critical elements necessary to deliver ITaaS: cloud infrastructure, cloud optimized applications, and end-user computing. EMC's portfolio now includes:
* Cloud Infrastructure Services: New services to help clients define the right architectural design for their cloud strategy: hybrid, public, and private, and enable clients to accelerate the adoption and benefits of cloud technology solutions, including converged infrastructure.
* Cloud Optimized Applications: New services to help customers accomplish their Application Rationalization and Modernization objectives and enable customers to accelerate the virtualization of mission-critical applications. The new services also enable Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Application Replatforming, and Application Infrastructure Optimization.
* End-user Computing: New services to help customers accelerate the move to Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) using technologies like VMware® View™ and the incorporation of Mobile Platforms.
EMC's joint vision, technology alignment and services capabilities for cloud computing are aligned with VMware and its ability to leverage best-of-breed technologies from strategic relationships with Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and VCE is unparalled. These new services also enable EMC's Velocity™ partner ecosystem to achieve greater competitiveness and profitability by complementing their portfolios with EMC's expertise and industry-leading services capabilities.
EMC's award-winning Global Services organization provides strategic guidance to enable the transformation of IT architectures to help customers achieve IT efficiency and business agility through planning, designing, implementing, and optimizing cloud and virtualization infrastructures. EMC training and certification programs for cloud and Big Data analytics provide IT work forces with the high demand, future-proof skills for implementing and managing new and more complex IT infrastructures. Additionally, EMC Global Services helps customers manage operations to fill knowledge, expertise, and resource gaps, and delivers award-winning customer support to enable customers to maintain business continuity and a highly available data environment.
Eric Wong, Head of Information Technology Department, The Bank of East Asia
'To simplify our existing IT infrastructure and improve overall resource utilization and operational efficiency, we at The Bank of East Asia decided to take a transformational approach to the way we consume, operate and manage our data center resources. Realizing that server consolidation and virtualization could enable us to meet our objectives, we asked EMC Global Services to help us identify a feasible solution, leveraging its international experience, and expertise in IT infrastructure optimization, especially in the financial services industry. After assessing our application systems, storage and networking architecture, data security and operational readiness, EMC worked with us to develop a viable solution for our IT optimization initiative.'
Mark Boucher, Vice President, Technology Services, Postmedia Network Inc.
'Working with EMC to design, build and deploy virtualized applications that are highly optimized for the cloud allowed us to maximize the performance and efficiency of Postmedia Network's existing IT infrastructure and respond quickly to the changing needs of the business. We chose EMC because they had the critical skills needed in deploying cloud technologies and have proven that they are a vendor we can trust to deliver outstanding results.'
Carl Eschenbach, Co-President, Customer Operations,VMware
'VMware and EMC have a strong services relationship for helping mutual customers virtualize business-critical applications, modernize application platforms and deploy end-user computing solutions. With thousands of VMware-trained professionals, EMC's technical depth and expertise enable customers to reduce costs, increase agility and build scalable infrastructures. By expanding its cloud services portfolio, EMC demonstrates that it is committed to helping joint customers at every stage of their cloud journey.'
EMC Executive Quote:
Howard Elias, President and Chief Operating Officer, EMC Information Infrastructure and Cloud Services
'Today's announcement represents an evolution and expansion of EMC's cloud services portfolio. EMC is now bringing our customers a comprehensive set of services to help them transform their IT operations to an agile as-a-service model to enable significantly reduced OpEx and CapEx as well as improved business alignment. Organizations value EMC as a strategic partner, with the vision, proven experience and ability to engage with them throughout the technology lifecycle as they pursue their journey to the cloud.'
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.