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Adapt launches Europe’s first EMC-based software defined data centre

Adapt has become the first European managed service provider to agree a deal to deliver a software defined data centre entirely based on EMC’s trove of technologies.

The partnership between the two companies will deliver a variety of specific benefits and is being done in response to increasing customer demand and diversification of challenges.

“This exciting new platform and set of service offerings enables customers to rapidly and affordably take advantage of the cloud,” said James Petter, EMC UK Managing Director. “ This a revolutionary offering by a partner to combine our ViPR software defined data centre vision, data availability solutions and leading flash offerings. The result gives Adapt’s customers the ability to take advantage of new capabilities without significant capital expense or resourcing requirements, addressing technical skills gaps in their business.”

The solution is based on any of EMC’s technologies including VPLEX, VNX2, ViPR, XtremIO, EMC Recoverpoint, Storage Resource Management suite, and works by combining EMC’s technology with Adapt’s dynamic management and tiered services to optimise customer budgets and outcomes.

Specific benefits of the partnership include extreme performance options, non-disruptive migrations for reduced “Time To Value”, performance-aligned services, flexible recovery options with Sky+ style replay, dynamic tiered models for maximum cost & operational efficiency, predictable and outcome based spends, and continuous availability securely located in the UK.

“Our customers rely on us to transform their IT environments and help them drive competitive advantage from their technology investments. To do this, we need to be able to provide secure, scalable integrated enterprise-grade managed services,” said Stewart Smythe, CEO at Adapt. “As the first service provider in Europe to fully leverage EMC’s Software Defined Data Centre platform, we are future proofing our critical infrastructure services and creating the data centre of the future.”