Microsoft letting the fox into the hen house. Way to go Microsoft!
EMC has joined a Microsoft Cloud OS Accelerate programme and is going solo into the Windows cloud market – without subsidiary sidekick VMware. The Cloud OS Accelerate initiative has VSPEX configs set up for Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V virtualisation using an EMC storage platform. An EMC Proven Solution (PDF) features …
Visa versa surely. Microsoft don't sell local storage....
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Bold move putting all your eggs in one basket. EMC would be better being vendor agnostic to support a true hybrid market.
EMC still have eggs in all the baskets, this is just one basket, VCE is another etc.
Good business sense.
EMC may own VMware, but that doesn't mean the 'are' VMware.
Why would they shoot themselves in the foot and not compete in the Hyper-V market storage-wise?
I'm not sure what the big deal is here. VSPEX is supported on vSphere. Every storage company provides choice for customers supporting multiple hypervisors, operations systems, applications etc. Perhaps someone got a bit excited with the headline. If you think EMC and VMware aren't strategically working together then you're delusional.