Good news for our Federal customers: EMC recently announced plans to acquire Virtustream as our new managed cloud services business. With the addition of Virtustream, EMC completes the industry’s most comprehensive hybrid cloud portfolio to support all applications, all workloads, and all cloud models.
New Managed Cloud and Services Capabilities
Virtustream brings a managed cloud software and services capability to the EMC portfolio, and will be incorporated into the Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution – an on-premise private cloud offering that provides on-ramps to public cloud services such as VMware vCloud Air.
Additionally, in a recent InformationWeek article, writer Charles Babcock noted that Virtustream has a specialty in hosting SAP applications – trusted to migrate, run, and manage these mission-critical applications in the cloud.
By adding Virtustream, EMC will be enabled to act as a single source for customers’ hybrid cloud infrastructure and service needs – providing customers the capability to move their entire application portfolio into a cloud environment.
Cloud Acceleration Ahead
At EMC, we know Federal agencies need real innovation to transform IT service delivery and most effectively meet changing Federal mission requirements.
But, together with innovation, you need trusted, tested, and resilient solutions. Virtustream fits the bill – Forrester ranked Virtustream as one of only two “Leaders” in the hosted private cloud solutions market. Gartner has recognized Virtustream in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service — one of the few independent companies to reach this status worldwide in public cloud IaaS.
In addition, Virtustream integrates a comprehensive defense-in-depth security model and governance solution, validated by Virtustream’s highest ranking in the area of security and compliance in Gartner’s “Critical Capabilities for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service” report.
We know cloud computing – and specifically hybrid cloud models — are fundamental to Federal IT transformation – and Virtustream has just what we need to get there.
In fact, our chairman and CEO, Joe Tucci, said it best, “We could not be more delighted that Virtustream will be joining the EMC Federation family. It’s a game changer.”
More on Cloud:
- “Journey to the Hybrid Cloud”: http://publicsectorblog.emc.com/bernie-baker/journey-to-the-hybrid-cloud/
- “Hybrid Cloud – Your Key to the Best of Both Worlds”: http://publicsectorblog.emc.com/audie_hittle/hybrid-cloud-your-key-to-the-best-of-both-worlds/