Microsoft and Dell Technologies are expanding their partnership with VMware in an effort to enable customers to take advantage of Microsoft cloud solutions. The partnership will provide customers with a seamless and secure VMware experience on Microsoft Azure, according to a Microsoft press release.
Microsoft said that Azure VMware Solutions will enable organisations to run VMware workloads natively on Azure dedicated hardware. Scott Guthrie, executive vice president for cloud and enterprise group, Microsoft, said in the press release that VMware workloads on Azure can be easily modernised by integrating it with a range of Azure services such asAzure Active Directory, Azure AI, and IoT, resulting in advanced technological experiences.
That said, customers can also make the most of Azure pricing and benefits for Windows Server and SQL Server hosted on Azure VMware Solutions including Azure Hybrid Benefits and free Extended Security Updates.
In addition, Microsoft is also bringing in VMware into the Microsoft 365 ecosystem in order to extend the management and securities capabilities of its Microsoft Intune and Windows Virtual Desktop.
Microsoft Intune is a Microsoft cloud-based management solution that provides Unified Endpoint Management of both corporate and BYOD devices. Microsoft said, “Customers will be able to use Workspace ONE to manage and secure the powerful productivity features of Office 365 across devices through integration with Microsoft Intune and Azure Active Directory Premium as part of the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security suite.”