EMC backs Microsoft virtualisation drive

EMC is providing support for Microsoft's recently announced virtualisation expansion programme.

EMC is providing support for Microsoft's recently announced virtualisation expansion programme.

EMC's move includes support for Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center management suite.

Virtualisation allows firms to reduce their hardware costs by running multiple operating systems on a single server to support different applications and services.

"Combined with Microsoft's virtualisation technology, EMC's innovative storage and information management solutions enable customers to realise operational benefits and achieve a more dynamic IT environment," said Tom Roloff, senior vice-president of EMC Consulting.

"EMC is well positioned to assist customers adopting Microsoft virtualisation technologies through our leading Microsoft consultancy, storage technology integration across Microsoft's broad product portfolio and deep experience in information infrastructure for virtual environments," he said.

EMC's Symmetrix, EMC CLARiiON and EMC Celerra fully support Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, to help provide a scalable, highly available information infrastructure for virtualised environments, said EMC.

EMC is also offering a backup and recovery solution for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V with EMC NetWorker software.

EMC is offering Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and System Center assessment and planning services, and design services for application virtualisation with Microsoft Application Virtualisation and Windows Server Terminal Services implementations.

EMC is the latest major supplier to offer support for the Microsoft virtualisation products that were launched this week.

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