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We're hiring Microsoft Cloud subject matter experts and leaders. As part of the Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Team, you’ll help transform the hybrid cloud market by bringing together the best technologies from Microsoft and Dell EMC. This team is responsible for the Dell Azure Stack integrated systems, the cloud applications designed to run on Azure, along with the Dell technologies that will deliver the best customer experience with Azure Stack. More Details Here>>

VMAX White Paper Update  Look for an updated section related to SQL Server compression in the currently published  Dell EMC VMAX All Flash Storage For Mission-critical SQL Server Databases.  Download Current Version>>
Microsoft Collaboration, Messaging and UC on VxRack  This solution addresses the growing and disrupting trend of hyper converged infrastructure for Microsoft messaging, collaboration and unified communication application based on VxRack System 1000 with ScaleIO for storage.

Microsoft SQL Consolidation on VxRail  This solution will highlight proven scalability for combined SQL Server workloads utilizing software defined storage that has been co-developed with VMware.  Additional benefits highlighted will include a description of the very flexible configurations options and a single support contact point.

Recently Released
EMC Storage Integrator (ESI) version 5.0 for Windows   EMC Storage Integrator (ESI) for Windows Suite is a set of tools for Microsoft Windows and storage administrators. The suite includes the ESI System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) Management Packs that have monitoring capabilities for Converged Systems VCE Vblock and VxBlock, Software Defined Storage ScaleIO, EMC Symmetrix VMAX series, EMC VNX series, EMC VNXe series, EMC Unity Series and EMC XtremIO series, as well as VPLEX. The ESI PowerShell Toolkit enables you to automate view, provision operations for block and file storage for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft SQL Server. ESI also supports storage provisioning and discovery for Windows virtual machines running on Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere.   Download here>> (requires support login)

Everything Microsoft and VMAX  This live document captures all Microsoft integration and solutions for EMC VMAX. Feel free to bookmark this document so you can come back to it anytime.  Read More Here>>

Global Services News
Reduce Technical Debt and Invest in New Applications Assess your Application Portfolio to drive out costs by retiring, migrating to the optimum cloud computing model, or replatforming. Create continuous delivery processes. Build a new digital business model. Architect, upgrade, or migrate business critical Microsoft systems, including Exchange, SharePoint, Windows, System Center and SQL Server. Learn More Here >>
Microsoft extends support for Windows Server and SQL Server Microsoft recently announced an extended support program for Windows Server and SQL Server that will provide a total of 16 years of product support coverage from Microsoft.  Dell EMC Global Services can help replatform legacy EOL platforms (such as Windows Server 2003 and SQL 2005) which are still at risk, however newer versions will enjoy extended support as organizations adopt the 3rd platform and hybrid cloud infrastructures.  Read More Here >>
Professional Services for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 Designed to provide the best messaging solution—whether on-premises, Office 365-based, or a hybrid—Dell EMC is uniquely qualified to modernize, automate, and transform messaging infrastructure and maximize investments in hybrid cloud and converged infrastructure. Learn More Here >>

Canadian global information technology company adopts Microsoft Hybrid Cloud CGI sought a way to dramatically cut project complexities and both deployment time and risks when building private and hybrid clouds for clients. It also wanted to streamline the maintenance of the clouds they deploy. CGI clients require flexible, modular hybrid cloud systems that grow with their business and application needs. Its clients also value the ability to extend data center capacity with Microsoft Azure cloud services for flexible cloud backup, disaster recovery and infrastructure as a service. The Dell EMC Hybrid Cloud System for Microsoft is used by CGI along with its CGI Unify360 hybrid IT management offering to help simplify hybrid cloud deployments, cut project time by more than half, and reduce risks — leading to faster time-to value for its clients. Learn More Here >>

Industry News and Events
Microsoft explains its plan to win the 'battle for the future' against Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant  Much of that strategy hinges on Windows 10's Cortana personal assistant. Full article on Business Insider website.  Read more>>
Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Now Live in Cologix's Montreal Data Centre  ExpressRoute provides key benefits to enterprises looking to build hybrid cloud environments, including:
  • Private connections that bypass the public Internet.
  • Lower latency to the Microsoft Cloud.
  • Scalable, densely connected and customizable colocation opportunities.

Full article on IT Business Net website. Read More Here>>

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