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DXC Technology and Microsoft Advance Azure Services to Accelerate Business Adoption of Hybrid Cloud

DXC Technology, the world's leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, today announced that it will extend its current portfolio of offerings for Microsoft Azure with a hybrid cloud solution from its data centers based on the Microsoft Azure Stack. This new offering, DXC Services for Azure, provides business clients with a consistent and flexible platform for enterprise workloads across both private infrastructure and the Azure public cloud.

DXC and Microsoft will enable a common experience and consistent service management of Azure services across private DXC data centers and Microsoft public cloud. DXC Services for Azure will create a significantly more efficient and simplified path for clients to realize the benefits of public and hybrid cloud, and will ensure streamlined access to Azure services across both the Microsoft public cloud and DXC private data centers, complemented by a comprehensive set of managed services. DXC will train and certify thousands of consultants and developers on Azure in support of this initiative.

As traditional hosting and outsourcing services give way to the new hybrid cloud operating model, businesses need a cloud platform with a common operating model that can be consistently delivered across all deployment architectures, from traditional infrastructure to public cloud. To unlock value and provide clients a full set of solutions to meet their digital transformation needs. DXC and Microsoft will offer clients a comprehensive portfolio of Microsoft solutions, including Azure, Secure Productive Enterprise, Windows 10, Office 365 and Dynamics 365.

Today's announcement strengthens the strategic partnership between the companies that builds on over 50 years of combined Microsoft relationships with CSC and HPE Enterprise Services. Together, DXC and Microsoft will co-invest in both the DXC Services for Azure as well as with DXC clients to accelerate their transition to public and hybrid cloud.

"DXC is building on CSC's and HPE's strategic partnership with Microsoft to accelerate our clients' adoption of cloud services," said Mike Lawrie, DXC Technology chairman, president and CEO. "The result is DXC Services for Azure, a hybrid cloud offering which extends across Azure's hyper-scale public cloud and private cloud. It facilitates real benefits, such as allowing clients to choose the right infrastructure landing zone for their workloads, all operated in a uniformly managed and consistent cloud platform."

DXC will offer services based on Microsoft Azure Stack when the solution is released later this year. Because DXC Services for Azure offers true consistency across Microsoft Azure environments, it will be especially attractive to organizations that want a uniform programming and deployment model that effectively addresses regulatory requirements, data residency concerns, latency, and custom functionality demands. A consistent cloud platform means that applications, processes and skills can be equally applied without cumbersome translation between environments - paving the way for true acceleration of the cloud IT revolution.

See a video of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella commenting on the partnership here.

"At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more," said Nadella. "Pursuing this mission means forging strong partnerships with leading organizations like DXC. We look forward to helping accelerate our mutual customers' digital transformations and empowering them to seize all of the opportunities ahead." 

Published Tuesday, April 04, 2017 1:18 PM by David Marshall
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