Microsoft is expanding its partnership with Dell Technologies to bring VMware experience on Azure.
Dell Technologies holds a majority of share in VMware. In May last year, Microsoft and Dell Technologies had collaborated on the internet of things (IoT) to accelerate the adoption of connected technology.
Now the tech giant is taking a couple of next steps. First, Microsoft has announced Azure VMware solutions to deliver customers a native and certified VMware experience on Azure. Second, VMWare Workspace ONE is coming into the Microsoft 365 ecosystem.
Azure VMware Solutions will allow customers to run native VMware-based workloads on Azure. They will be able to run, manage, and secure apps across VMware environments and Azure using a single operating framework.
The aim is to enable customers to capitalize on their existing VMware investments, while leveraging the scale, performance, and innovation of Azure.
“Azure VMware Solutions enable customers to extend and redeploy their VMware workloads natively on Azure dedicated hardware without having to refactor their applications. This integration also enables organizations to tap into Azure’s massive scale, security, and fast provisioning cycles to innovate and modernize applications while improving performance,” wrote Scott Guthrie – Executive VP, Cloud and Enterprise Group, Microsoft, in a blog post.
Additionally, the integration of VMware Workspace ONE and Microsoft 365 will allow customers to use Workspace ONE for managing and securing the features of Office 365 across devices.
VMware will update the Workspace ONE to integrate with APIs shared by Microsoft Intune. It will help in providing device status and health data for updating Azure Active Directory conditional access policy resolution status.
Microsoft has been working with partners to develop customer-centric solutions and drive the adoption of technology. The company aims to enable customers to benefit from Microsoft cloud solutions with the existing tools and technologies in their environments.