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Dell EMC delivers first data protection solution for VMware Cloud on AWS

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Dell EMC has announced its data protection suite, including back-up and recovery for workloads running in VMware Cloud on AWS, the first to market.

Following hot after VMware’s announcement this week of VMware Cloud on AWS — allowing VMware administrators to deploy and manage VMware installations using the exact same tools across private and public clouds — Dell EMC has now made available the first data protection services to help administrators protect their AWS-based deployments.

This partnership offers customers integrated data protection capabilities with Dell EMC’s Data Domain and Data Protection Suite for Applications solutions, providing back-up and recovery for workloads running in VMware Cloud on AWS.

Being tightly integrated, VMware Cloud on AWS customers can easily add Dell EMC data protection within a few simple clicks when ordering new on-demand services.

“As a verified industry leader in data protection, Dell EMC was a strong choice for our first data protection solution supporting VMware Cloud on AWS,” said Rajiv Ramaswami, chief operating officer, Products and Cloud Services, VMware.

“The native integration across the VMware portfolio offers transparency and ease of use for our customers, especially those moving toward the software-defined data centre. This is an exciting first step in partner support for VMware Cloud for AWS.”

Dell EMC data protection will offer the same enterprise-grade protection for VMware Cloud on AWS as it does for on-premises and hybrid cloud, meaning that all data is protected equally, no matter where it resides.

“Our entire portfolio is architected for tight integration with VMware, so being the first vendor to protect VMware Cloud on AWS is an easy extension of our existing partnership,” said Beth Phalen, president, Data Protection, Dell EMC.

“Data protection needs and challenges don’t go away even as customers move to a software-defined data centre, and the need for familiarity and simplicity is incredibly important as companies work to do more with less in a software-defined world. This new stage of our partnership with VMware is designed to give customers peace of mind for their data in VMware Cloud on AWS.”

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David has been computing since 1984 where he instantly gravitated to the family Commodore 64. He completed a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from 1990 to 1992, commencing full-time employment as a systems analyst at the end of that year. David subsequently worked as a UNIX Systems Manager, Asia-Pacific technical specialist for an international software company, Business Analyst, IT Manager, and other roles. David has been the Chief Information Officer for national public companies since 2007, delivering IT knowledge and business acumen, seeking to transform the industries within which he works. David is also involved in the user group community, the Australian Computer Society technical advisory boards, and education.