Cisco chief technology officer, Cloud infrastrcuture, Ken Owens, said Cisco and EMC believed that hybrid cloud solutions were critical to enabling enterprises to embrace IT-as-a-Service.
"By utilizing best-of-breed technology from Cisco and EMC, the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud will ensure that customers extract maximum business value from private and public clouds," he said.
"We will continue to partner closely with EMC to turn the promise of the Intercloud into a reality for our mutual customers."
Microsoft general manager, Cloud and enterprise partner marketing, Garth Fort, said the company was pleased to work with EMC to deliver hybrid cloud solutions that combined the best of EMC storage with the scale and enterprise-readiness of the Microsoft Cloud, providing enterprises with a consistent platform across their own datacentres and the public cloud.
"With this offering our joint customers will be able to move faster, innovate for their business and maximize their IT investments."
OpenStack Foundation, executive director, Jonathan Bryce, said enterprise adoption of OpenStack was accelerating.
"OpenStack has emerged as the preferred open source cloud software platform," he said.
"From automotive manufacturing to financial services and government to research and development, organisations are finding OpenStack the ideal platform for deploying the infrastructure services required to meet the needs of today's application developers."
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