Dell EMC offers Azure Stack through cloud partners

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Dell EMC has teamed up with Microsoft to offer the company's Azure Stack through channel partners via its Cloud Solution Provider programme.

It will sell the solutions using both direct and indirect channels worldwide, with Microsoft making use of Dell EMC's extensive knowledge of the Azure and hybrid cloud environment and Dell EMC using Microsoft's powerful cloud platform to leverage its reach.

"Dell EMC values the strong collaboration we have had with Microsoft for more than 30 years, which has resulted in world-class, innovative solutions delivered to customers worldwide," Armughan Ahmad, senior vice president and general manager, Hybrid Cloud and Ready Solutions, Dell EMC said.

"The innovations we're announcing today are evidence of how our work with Microsoft has truly changed how our customers conduct their day-to-day activities, enabling them to gain greater value from their IT infrastructures and, more importantly, develop and deliver services to help achieve their ultimate business goals."

Microsoft announced Dell EMC as one of its three hardware vendor partners that will sell the Azure Stack earlier this year, with HP and Lenovo taking up the other two spaces in its network. Dell EMC began selling the hybrid solution directly in May, now opening its Dell EMC Cloud on Microsoft Azure Stack partner product to resellers.

"Customers are adopting cloud-based solutions to drive digital transformation like never before, and we’re thrilled to expand the capabilities for cloud partners under the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program," Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Group said.

"By joining the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program, our partners, such as Dell EMC, will deepen customer relationships and expand business opportunities in the cloud."

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