EMC Proven Solutions provide predictable, reliable and accelerated solutions to key IT challenges such as virtualisation and the journey to cloud computing.

Jonathan ClarkeJonathan Clarke

Jonathan Clarke, Business Development Manager: Alliances of EMC Southern Africa, says EMC  Proven Solutions are rigorously tested, end-to-end solutions designed to address organisations’ most pressing IT problems, from universal challenges like business continuity to specialised application  requirements with , Oracle, and VMware. EMC also validates Proven Solutions to  address industry-specific challenges in the public sector, healthcare, financial services, oil and gas,  utilities and service provider markets.

“EMC takes a comprehensive approach to address the application, infrastructure and governance  issues that impact execution of a private cloud strategy,” Clarke says. “This is reflected in the broad portfolio of Proven Solutions which enable customers to accelerate enterprisescale virtualisation.”

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Each EMC Proven Solution provides seamless integration with partner product offerings as well as  complete implementation methodologies to ensure fast, predictable and measurable results. EMC  Proven Solutions are also built with the private cloud in mind, enabling a physical infrastructure
to make the smooth transition to a virtual cloud infrastructure which is agile, efficient and secure.

“These new services and solutions are critical to helping customers address the challenges they face  when planning, implementing and scaling their private cloud environment, inclusive of backup and  recovery, business continuity, disaster recovery, management, and the transition of tier 1 applications to the virtual infrastructure,” Clarke says.

With these Services and Proven Solutions, EMC is helping customers speed their transition to private  cloud environments. EMC Consulting services provide expertise in developing strategies, business  cases and roadmaps to effectively transform information infrastructures to achieve the benefits of a private cloud.

“Customers have experienced savings of up to 45% over traditional data centre approaches using EMC Consulting private cloud methodologies combined with leading EMC, and VMware technology,”  he points out.

EMC Proven Solutions minimise risk while maximising value from major applications by providing  reference architectures and documented best practices for deploying technology to virtualise the data  centre. Using validated combinations of EMC, VMware/HyperV and third-party technologies, these  Proven Solutions enable customers to reduce virtual infrastructure configuration time by more than 65%  and deployment time by as much as 50%; enable full-scale disaster recovery rehearsal without  interruption to ERP production data; and reduce CPU cycles and improve resource efficiency for ERP in  virtual environments.

EMC Proven Solutions are tested in EMC Global Solutions Centres in Ireland, the US, and Shanghai,  China. Each centre is built with EMC and third-party hardware and software in real-world design,  deployment and operational scenarios, and is staffed by engineers who work closely with technology  partners.