It certainly has been a busy spring here at EMC for Microsoft related solutions. We’ve seen quite a bit of momentum around customer and partner adoption and support for EMC VSPEX.
We are excited to announce the expansion of the VSPEX portfolio to include support for Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013. This announcement extends the VSPEX support for SQL Server we announced at Microsoft Management Summit in April. VSPEX provides infrastructure for customers looking to gain the benefits of converged infrastructures, leveraging EMC storage systems and next-generation backup products, while at the same time gaining more choice in individual stack components, including virtualization, server, and network technology from EMC partners.
VSPEX helps customers address the challenges of managing IT infrastructure in a predictable, efficient manner. Extending the VSPEX portfolio to applications such as Exchange and SharePoint enables our customers’ to confidently consolidate, virtualize and manage these applications in a Private Cloud environment. This is a particularly timely announcement as our customers are looking at various options as they consider upgrading to Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013.
These newly available Microsoft configurations leverage the power of VSPEX‘s choice, flexibility and efficiency and can scale to address the requirements of Exchange workloads and SharePoint data growth. Data availability, protection and recovery are also vital for Exchange and SharePoint customers. These VSPEX offerings also help to simplify Exchange and SharePoint back up with industry leading Avamar and Data Domain technologies.
For Microsoft customers and partners, these new offerings dramatically reduce the complexity that comes with planning, sizing, and deploying private cloud computing environments for these critical applications.
EMC Partners Accelerate Customer Success and Value with New Solutions to Extend VSPEX for Microsoft Environments
It’s all about our customers and helping them be successful. To that end, EMC has joined forces with other industry leaders to create complete, proven solutions that simplify deployment and management of Private Cloud environments. Our partner ecosystem is key to enabling VSPEX momentum and ongoing success. Whether these partners are delivering VSPEX solutions or adding functionality that extends VSPEX, all are seeing the ultimate value for our end user customers – more efficiency, choice, control and ultimately agility.
Partner’s Love VSPEX
Let’s take a look at some of the partners and partner activities associated with VSPEX.
EMC VSPEX Labs is available for VSPEX VARs and technology partners to extend and validate the VSPEX reference architectures. This allows extension of the VSPEX configuration’s customer value in a trusted way through rigorous testing to the EMC quality standards. Partner who have validated are uniquely differentiated and carry the “VSPEX Labs Validated” logo on their collateral.
In the Microsoft space, we are excited that Metalogix and KrollOn Track have attained EMC VSPEX Lab validation for SharePoint related Solutions based on VSPEX.
EMC combined with Metalogix StoragePoint, our solutions provide the means to improve utilization of existing server assets, reduce costs of the existing SharePoint environment, and improve the end user experience by lowering latency.
“Metalogix has enjoyed the benefits of participating in the VSPEX lab program. The program has helped reduce the complexities involved in architectural design cycles and the VSPEX Lab program provides a validated solution for customers for their SharePoint environment. As Metalogix StoragePoint is deployed in EMC VSPEX for SharePoint, customers benefit from faster solution to improve their SharePoint infrastructure by reducing operational and management overhead costs.” Bonnie Donovan – Global VP of Alliances
“We are pleased to announce that Ontrack® PowerControls™ software for Microsoft® SharePoint® is EMC VSPEX Labs Validated. The VSPEX private cloud architecture with Ontrack PowerControls provides customers with a granular recovery component within virtualized Microsoft® SharePoint® solutions. This successful validation ensures our mutual customers will be able to accelerate and optimize their deployment as well as search, recover, restore and manage data at a granular level in SharePoint environments. We are excited to expand our already successful partnership with EMC and enhance our mutual customers’ experiences.” -Jim Reinert, Vice President, Product Development.
VSPEX gives customers the ability to design and implement the virtual resources necessary to satisfy the requirements for deploying Ontrack® PowerControls™ for Microsoft SharePoint environments. The VSPEX private cloud architecture with Ontrack PowerControls provides customers with a granular recovery component within virtualized SharePoint solutions.
To learn more about these new offerings and partnerships, check out the VSPEX Gallery
VPSEX is exciting for a number of reasons ….. Particularly For customers looking to upgrade, consolidate and virtualize Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013, VSPEX Proven Infrastructure enables faster deployment, more simplicity, greater choice, higher efficiency and lower risk.