Virtustream, acquired by EMC in July 2015 and now part of the EMC Federation, partners with Vodafone to offer a portfolio of cloud services to corporate customers in the German market. Virtustream has selected Vodafone as its first and preferred data center partner for delivering connected cloud-based services in Germany.
The two companies will offer a joint cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform powered by Virtustream’s xStream cloud management software that integrates with Vodafone’s broader network offerings to provide end-to-end services to customers.
Customers would be able to move their enterprise workloads, such as SAP, into a highly secure and scalable environment. This would help them improve agility, performance and resiliency of their IT deployment while simultaneously decreasing the total cost of ownership (TCO). By leveraging Vodafone’s multiple Tier 3+ data centers in the German market, for disaster recovery purposes, they can also offer services that comply with German data sovereignty requirements.
“Germany is a key growth market for Virtustream, and formalizing our partnership with Vodafone puts us in a position to quickly scale our operations there,” said Rodney Rogers, co-founder and CEO, Virtustream. “This joint offering will be unrivaled in its ability to manage critical infrastructure and is poised to quickly scale as enterprises increasingly move mission-critical applications to the cloud.”
Virtustream’s cloud software and services are already used by a number of Fortune 500 enterprises worldwide. The partnership with Vodafone is an extension of their existing relationship with EMC in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
“Vodafone is proud that Virtustream has selected our cloud and hosting offering for its German operations for mission-critical cloud solutions,” said Greg Hyttenrauch, Managing Director, VCHS. “Virtustream xStream and VCE converged infrastructure, coupled with Vodafone data centers, services and network, further enhances our ability to provide enterprise-class services for the German market and beyond.”