Dell EMC Partners with Microsoft to Build Hybrid Cloud Platform for Microsoft Azure Stack

Why Hybrid Cloud?


Changing market demands, accelerated by digitization of the business, are pressuring IT teams to deliver faster access to IT resources. It is vital for IT to become an enabler to help drive innovation and provide differentiation for business in a highly disruptive and competitive economy.


As IT looks to transform its architecture to meet heightened requirements for speed while satisfying workload SLAs, the hybrid cloud adoption rate highlights the growing prevalence of the trend. According to a recent IDC survey, 51.4% of large organizations already use both public and private cloud infrastructure resources with an additional 29.2% planning to do the same in the next year. Source: IDC Infographic, sponsored by Dell EMC, Hybrid Cloud Platforms, 2017


But for many companies, hybrid cloud is an elusive goal. As the pace of innovation accelerates and competition intensifies, is your IT ready to enable this pivotal transformation? What is your hybrid cloud strategy? Are you prepared to take the leap to hybrid cloud?


With Dell EMC, you will be ready.


Get Inspired: Leap to Hybrid Cloud with Dell EMC and Microsoft


With Microsoft Azure Stack, organizations benefit from the power of the Azure cloud in their datacenter for true hybrid cloud agility. You decide where to keep your data and applications—in your own datacenter or with a hosting service provider. You can easily access public cloud resources to scale at busy times, for dev/test, or whenever you need them.


Dell EMC has invested hundreds of thousands of engineering hours in the development, deployment and enhancement of its Hybrid Cloud Platform portfolio: Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, Native Hybrid Cloud, and Analytic Insights Module. We make the complex simple, from the integration of hardware, software and services, to lifecycle management and seamless upgrades.


Partnering with Microsoft, Dell EMC is building a new hybrid cloud platform based on Microsoft Azure Stack—the latest step in the Dell EMC Hybrid Cloud Platform strategy of expanding its portfolio. The powerful combination brings together Microsoft Azure Stack with the expertise of Dell EMC in the development of hybrid platforms. Only Dell EMC can effectively integrate capabilities beyond the Microsoft Azure Stack that provide a pay-as-you-go utility-based consumption model for your hybrid cloud platform, data protection, security, cloud-native application development, and more.


Dell EMC and Microsoft: An Unparalleled Partnership of Cloud

Expertise and Development


The cloud partnership between Dell EMC and Microsoft runs deep. Dell EMC was the first and only Microsoft partner to support the complete array of Microsoft cloud solutions, including validated systems and the Microsoft Cloud Platform System, which coupled Microsoft software with Dell EMC compute, storage and networking.

Based on Microsoft Azure Stack, the new hybrid cloud platform is built on the award-winning Dell PowerEdge R730XD servers with additional infrastructure choices on the way. Benefitting from a strategy based on a proven methodology in design, test and validation engineered platforms, Dell EMC is firmly positioned as the leader in delivering a hybrid cloud platform for Microsoft Azure Stack.


Now, we bring our unparalleled engineering expertise in validating Microsoft cloud solutions for the Microsoft Azure Stack. You can trust Dell EMC to deliver a complete hybrid cloud solution that reduces risk and time to value, with white glove service and support.

Success Right Out of the Gate


With this hybrid cloud platform for Microsoft Azure Stack, IT can deliver a hybrid cloud with speed and agility of public cloud while maintaining IT control and risk mitigation that only on premise deployment can offer. Offering flexible financing options, the solution allows organizations to focus on innovations and digital transformation rather than building a hybrid cloud platform on their own. This is because Dell EMC takes care of integration, testing, and validation so you don’t have to!


How to Engage through Pre-order


To help you get started with Azure Stack as soon as it is generally available in the market, Dell EMC will be taking pre-orders at the Airlift event. By pre-ordering, you will enjoy the following benefits:


  • Avoiding the rush and potential long lead times
  • Priority for deployment on first come, first serve basis
  • Your pre-order will include R730XD, ToR Networking, Services, and Support
  • Pre-order promotion – Encrypt up to 30 VMs with CloudLinkTM for FREE (*one year)
  • Pre-order promotion – FREE Azure Stack integration consulting workshop


To pre-order your system, please contact your Dell EMC account team or


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