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Virtustream and Vodafone Announce Strategic Partnership for German Cloud Market

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Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud provider and an EMC Federation company, and Vodafone today announced a partnership to offer a portfolio of world-class cloud services to corporate customers in the German market. Virtustream has selected Vodafone as its first and the preferred data center partner for connected cloud-based services in Germany.

“Vodafone is proud that Virtustream has selected our cloud and hosting offering for its German operations for mission-critical cloud solutions,” said Greg Hyttenrauch, Managing Director, VCHS. “Virtustream xStream and VCE converged infrastructure, coupled with Vodafone datacenters, services and network, further enhances our ability to provide enterprise-class services for the German market and beyond.”

The two companies will offer a joint cloud infrastructure-as-a-service platform powered by Virtustream’s xStream® cloud management software that integrates with Vodafone’s broader network offerings to provide end-to-end services to customers. Customers will be able to move their enterprise workloads, such as SAP, into a highly secure and scalable environment enabling them to significantly decrease the total cost of ownership (TCO) while simultaneously improving the agility, performance and resiliency of their IT deployment. By leveraging Vodafone’s multiple Tier 3+ datacenters in the German market, for disaster recovery purposes, they can also offer services that comply with German data sovereignty requirements.

“Germany is a key growth market for Virtustream, and formalizing our partnership with Vodafone puts us in a position to quickly scale our operations there,” said Rodney Rogers, co-founder and CEO, Virtustream. “This joint offering will be unrivaled in its ability to manage critical infrastructure and is poised to quickly scale as enterprises increasingly move mission-critical applications to the cloud.”

Virtustream was officially acquired by EMC in July 2015 and is now part of the EMC Federation. Its cloud software and services are already used by a number of Fortune 500 enterprises worldwide. The partnership with Vodafone is an extension of their existing relationship with EMC in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

xStream is a registered trademark and trademark of Virtustream, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

About Virtustream

Virtustream, an EMC Federation company, is the enterprise-class cloud software and service provider trusted by global enterprises and public sector organizations to migrate and run their mission-critical applications in the cloud. For enterprises, service providers and government agencies, Virtustream's xStream cloud management software and cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) meet the security, compliance, performance, efficiency and consumption-based billing requirements of complex production applications in the cloud - private, public or hybrid. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices around the world. Virtustream owns and operates data centers in the U.S. and Europe with service provider partner data centers in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.

About EMC

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.

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Contact information

Virtustream, Inc.
Lisa Desmond ,+1 615-368-7325
lisa.desmond@virtustream.com
or
Bateman Group
Matt Coolidge, +1 347-410-7974
PR-virtustream@bateman-group.com

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