Dell World 2013: Microsoft to offer Windows Azure to Dell users

At the Dell World 2013, Dell announced that software vendor Microsoft will deliver Windows Azure to Dell customers through Dell Cloud partner program.

Earlier, Microsoft and Dell had partnered for providing Application Development Services on Windows Azure.

Enterprise customers will benefit from more choice and flexibility when pursuing and planning public cloud infrastructures.

Acting as a single-source supplier through the Dell Cloud Partner Program, Dell will offer customers a central point of solution integration, control and direct support, lessening the complexity and challenges of deploying cloud environments.

Windows Azure

Windows Azure lets customers build on Microsoft technology, including Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V and System Center 2012 R2.

Garth Fort, general manager, Server and Tools Marketing, Microsoft, said: “This relationship will give additional tools to organizations of all sizes and help them turn the cloud into a focused, competitive advantage.”

In addition to taking advantage of Windows Azure, Dell customers gain a superior level of integration and support across existing Dell solutions and services.

Dell also announced that Dell Cloud Manager is adding support for Windows Azure Compute on top of the already supported Windows Azure Storage. This offering now brings the governance, business agility, and open approach of Dell Cloud Manager to Windows Azure users for both Compute and Storage.

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