EMC and Private Clouds – From Vapor to Reality

We’ve heard folks talking a lot about Private Clouds lately.

And today, EMC announced real services and solutions that add real value in real customer environments.  And we have both strategic and tactical services which aim to help customers get it done right the first time with less risk.

We’ve taken the best practices from early adopter customers and EMC Proven Solutions testing to come out with a mammoth list of Private Cloud Acceleration Services (of which I selected a few interesting ones for readers of this blog):

  • Assessment for Virtualization of Enterprise Applications—This application virtualization assessment helps clients understand the business impact, develop a strategic plan with resource requirements and alignment, and assess the readiness of the current environment.
  • Virtualization of Enterprise Applications—This application virtualization offering helps clients implement virtualization technologies to enhance and optimize the performance of enterprise applications such as Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL Server. This service covers application architecture design/deployment, operational processes, and transition/migration.

From server migrations to health checks to backup assessments to capacity assessments and more, EMC can help you transform your datacenter and make the Private Cloud vision a reality.  We do an extreme amount of testing and validation to make sure what we are doing is reducing risk for you.  The quote below sums it up.

The last thing CIOs want to do is introduce risk as they transition their current data center to a private cloud. That’s why EMC Proven Solutions are so valuable to our customers. EMC performs rigorous solutions testing and documents best practices for achieving enterprise-scale virtualization of mission-critical applications, taking the risk out of the equation. That means we provide customers with predictable results and faster ROI as they deploy technology to virtualize their application infrastructures for Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and SAP. —  Todd Pavone, Vice President, EMC Global Solutions

Mask Lesher from EMC Proven Solutions talks about virtualizing Tier 1 applications across your entire datacenter.

Dave Vellante (Wikibon.org) talks about the value of the private cloud and how to get there. I think this is one of the clearest descriptions of a Private Cloud that I’ve seen so far.

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