Dell Technologies, a Round Rock, Texas-based American multinational corporation, and Microsoft, as per recent reports last week, have announced the expansion of their partnership in their bid to address all the needs of customers and accelerate digital transformation along the way. With this expansion of the collaboration, the two companies plan on integrating the VMware cloud infrastructure onto the Microsoft Azure platform.
Furthermore, the companies in their announcement highlighted that joint Microsoft 365 and VMware Workspace ONE customers will now be able to manage Office 365 across devices via cloud-based integration with Microsoft Intune and Azure Active Directory. VMware will also extend the capabilities of Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop leveraging VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure.
“At Microsoft, we’re focused on empowering customers in their digital transformation journey, through partnerships that enable them to take advantage of the Microsoft cloud, using the technologies they already have,” stated Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “Together with Dell Technologies and VMware, we are providing our mutual customers with an integrated cloud experience and digital workplace solutions to open up new opportunities and meet their evolving needs.”
“With this announcement, Dell Technologies and Microsoft are working to simplify our customers’ entire technology environment,” mentioned Michael Dell, chairman, and CEO, Dell Technologies. “Our goal is to provide a single view from edge to core to cloud – an integrated platform for our customers’ digital future.”
“Customers are excited to see us expand our collaboration with Microsoft,” stated Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware. “These innovative cloud and client offerings will deliver customers even more value, provide more flexibility to accelerate their hybrid multi-cloud and multi-device journey, and accelerate the digital transformation of their business.”