Vodafone selects EMC as preferred storage vendor in Europe
By siliconindia | Tuesday, 18 August 2009, 06:53 Hrs
Bangalore: Vodafone has selected EMC as a preferred partner for storage and storage related products in its European markets. As part of the deal EMC will receive preferred vendor status for the next three years. A significant proportion of the overall external storage capacity for all new storage related purchases within Vodafone Information Systems' data center control will be represented by EMC solutions. This will ensure that Vodafone provides continuous availability of all customer and corporate data with an optimal Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) across Europe. "EMC recognizes the significance of the endorsement that Vodafone has made in moving to work with us as a preferred storage solution partner in the European theater," said Frank Hauck, EMC's Executive Vice President, EMC Storage Division, Global Marketing and Customer Quality. "We look forward to working with Vodafone more closely than ever, in this and in other areas of the EMC Information Infrastructure and Management portfolio." At present, Vodafone uses EMC high-end and mid-range Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network-attached Storage (NAS) systems in its global data centers, as well as EMC storage management software and services. EMC has been a Strategic Supplier to Vodafone for many years, and in 2006 was awarded Vodafone's Global Supplier Award in the "Best Performance in IT" category.