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VMware, Microsoft outline new joint initiatives

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VMware has announced the continuation of its partnership with Microsoft to help customers accelerate their digital transformation journeys.

The two companies outlined several new initiatives, including a new combined solution featuring VMware Workspace ONE and Microsoft Endpoint Manager to accelerate Windows 10 management, and further global expansion of the Azure VMware Solutions hybrid cloud service, with new advanced cloud migration capabilities delivered through VMware HCX.

The companies also announced certification and support for Microsoft SQL Server 2019 on VMware vSphere running in customer data centres, and the extension of Azure to branch and edge environments with VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud.

Finally, they said they intended to collaborate to deliver the best customer experience for Azure Data Services on VMware cloud infrastructure.

Sanjay Poonen, COO of VMware, said during his keynote address at VMworld 2019 Europe in Barcelona yesterday (5 November), that customers are looking for solutions that will help them simplify cloud operations and give them more flexibility and choice in how they build, run and deliver their applications.

“We’re excited to meet the growing demands of customers for solutions that will allow them to enable any app, on multiple clouds, to any device,” he added.

Jason Zander, executive VP of Microsoft Azure, added that Microsoft has deepened its relationship with VMware to generate significant value for its customers across cloud, client, apps and core infrastructure.

“As evidenced by our news across multiple areas today, we continue to collaborate across our businesses to deliver solutions to our customers that help them advance digital transformation – irrespective of where they are in their journey.”

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