"Also, for customers already using Azure, 5.0 gives partners more options to expand their hybrid cloud capabilities and offerings, while also improving other service-level agreement (SLA) capabilities such as going back further in the extended journal to recover lost files - all while reducing storage costs for customers".
"Dell and Microsoft have a long history of working together to speed customers' journey to hybrid cloud", said Aziz Benmalek, vice president, Worldwide Cloud and Hosting Services at Microsoft. Once you've checked it out, be sure to come back to WinBeta and let us know what you think by dropping us a comment below! I've asked Microsoft, and heard back from a spokesperson that today's deal is not exclusive, but that's all I know at this point.
The company has also included two additions to its Validated Systems portfolio in support of its service-defined infrastructure approach - Dell EMC Validated System for Microsoft, as well as the Dell EMC Validated System for Microsoft Exchange.
Whether this continues to be the case remains to be seen, but the Microsoft/Adobe announcement contained little aside from a reference to machine learning technologies in Microsoft Cortana Intelligence Suite and SQL Server.
During today's Ignite keynote, Narayen also noted that he sees this as the next phase in Adobe's partnership with Microsoft.
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Key to this alliance is the combining of the Azure cloud and the Adobe Marketing Cloud along with Microsoft Dynamics 365. Utilizing Aviatrix cloud networking technology with Azure, Hyatt was able to move applications closer to users to deliver a vastly superior experience without adding new datacenters or hardware while preserving their existing IT investments.
"We will bring together the cloud horsepower and end-to-end capabilities brands need to design and deliver great digital experiences".
Microsoft announced new artificial intelligence capabilities as well.
"Business leaders in every industry are focused on how to better engage their digital customers, wherever they are", Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in the same Press release. "It's leveraging algorithmic layers and collaborating with Microsoft around standardized data models for customer and experience data". Microsoft, in turn, dubbed Adobe adbe Marketing Cloud (as Photoshop, Illustrator are collectively known) as its "preferred marketing service" for Microsoft Dynamics 365 business applications.
Microsoft said Azure revenue doubled in its most recent quarter, according to Bloomberg.