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Realize the benefits of Azure Stack NOW! Order Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack Today!

Order Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack Today!

George O'Toole

Senior Advisor Product Marketing, Dell EMC
Senior Advisor Product Marketing, Dell EMC

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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Hybrid Cloud: Using IT Efficiently The Cost Savings & Benefits Of The Hybrid Cloud

The Cost Savings & Benefits Of The Hybrid Cloud

Berna Devrim

Senior Director, Global Solutions Marketing at EMC at EMC
With more than 20 years of marketing, research and development, market entry, routes to market and technology experience, Berna Devrim currently leads EMC Global Solutions marketing.



You know that feeling you get when you find $40 in your pocket? You’re instantly thrilled and begin running through all the possibilities of what to do with it. Will you buy a new pair of shoes? Spend it on a night out with friends? Or maybe you will save it!

Now, take that same level of satisfaction and multiply it by one million. That’s how today’s IT leaders are feeling when they realize the benefits of implementing a hybrid cloud environment. According to the latest Principled Technologies study, an organization of approximately 30,000 employees with 5000 virtual machines can experience a potential $41.1 million in savings and benefits over a three-year period! Thcloudis is one great indication why according to IDC more than 80% of enterprises will commit to hybrid cloud architectures by the end of 2017.

Now you might be wondering, “that’s a huge number, how can I save that much?” The IT Service Transformation with Hybrid Cloud: Build vs Buy? study provides a deeper look into the cost and time savings a hybrid cloud can deliver. Of course each organization is different and therefore actual results may vary. Here’s what we learned:

Self-Service Portal and Catalog: Allowing IT consumers to request their own resources on-demand eliminates the time spent waiting for a request to be picked up from a queue and bypasses any review processes. Workers leveraging such catalogs were found to be between 2 to 4% more productive, which translates into real cost savings to the business. !cloud

Automation and operational management: Workflows and service templates within the hybrid cloud ensure process standardization and automated execution, significantly reducing process complexity and making resources easier to access and consume.   These efficiencies deliver huge benefits to cloud administrators, with up to a 56% time savings. When the tedious time consuming tasks have been done for you there is less time spent on manual, repetitive tasks and more time to spend on innovation!

Resiliency & Data Protection: IT departments are able to maintain visibility and control thanks to the self-service catalog. Access rights and security control policies are predefined so users can request IT and application resources as needed. The catalog provisions resources and workloads that are automatically aligned to pre-set cost, performance, and protection requirements leading to 6 fewer breaches and 36 less hours of downtime.

ITaaS & DevOps: Companies leveraging the self-service model are experiencing 15-30 days faster project delivery which can result in as much as a $5.9M revenue increase over 3 years. Developers can provision their development environments as platform as a service (PaaS) with the ability to easily define their service-level agreement (SLA) needs. At the end of the day, staff is devoting more time to delivering new business solutions and improving existing applications!

Enterprise wide resource pool: Last but not least, users can scale resource allocation up or down as needed and without the help of IT. Automated tools can help IT identify and eliminate capacity overprovisioning or underutilization. Think of this like a family cell phone plan. You can pinpoint who is wasting resources and find ways to cut down on costs. These are critical capabilities that can help you tame and better manage infrastructure growth resulting in potential savings up to $10.9M over 3 years!


With savings and business value like these presented by Principle Technologies, it’s no wonder CIOs and CTOs alike are pushing for ITaaS technologies to help maintain their companies’ competitive edge. Considering only 20% of enterprises will not be committed to a hybrid cloud by 2017, traditional IT organizations run the risk of their market share slipping away right before their very eyes. Fast reacting, nimble competitors are prevalent. Not to mention they are moving quicker, more efficiently and with more money to spend on innovation!

The question now changes from “do we go down the hybrid cloud route?” to “how do we get there before our competitors?” Luckily we have an answer for that, too! For the full version of our whitepaper, get details here and stay tuned for Part 2 where we analyze the strategy and effectiveness of building your own hybrid cloud vs buying a fully engineered solution!


For more information on the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, view our webpage or try an interactive demo.


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