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Cisco, EMC and VMware have already banded together to provide different technical assets into an integrated virtualization offering. Now, France Telecom’s Orange Business Services is adding its name to the mix, partnering with the three tech heavyweights to deliver a managed private-cloud offering.
The new Flexible 4 Business alliance builds on the work Cisco, EMC and VMware contributed to the vBlock solution, which integrated networking, servers, storage and virtualization technologies from the three firms. Now, emulating the telco model, Orange is looking to offer a managed private cloud, and eventually expand to include a hybrid public/private model. Server Watch takes a look.
The cloud is getting an infusion of color thanks to a new global alliance among Cisco, EMC, VMware and Orange Business Services. Orange, a global IT service provider, is a unit of France Telecom.
With the new alliance, Orange is aiming to deliver a turnkey managed private cloud approach to users around the world, leveraging technologies from Cisco, EMC and VMware. The new Flexible 4 Business alliance builds on the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition that Cisco, EMC and VMware forged in 2009.