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The Cloud in 2017: Top Virtustream Stories from Last Year

in Business, Cloud, Technology

By: Lisa Desmond, CMO, Virtustream

2017 was another strong and eventful year for Virtustream and its enterprise customers.  Over the course of this past year, we marked the first anniversary of joining Dell Technologies, entered new vertical markets such as healthcare, drove global expansion in new regions including Australia and Japan, built world-class partnerships with top companies such as Pivotal, and continued to innovate our core technology and infrastructure offerings.

As we head into 2018, here's a quick look back at some of the most prominent Virtustream stories of 2017:


Fortune, June 13, 2017

Michael Dell's Cloud Plan Includes a Big Dose of This Company

By Barb Darrow

Barb Darrow sits down with Virtustream CEO, Rodney Rogers to discuss the unique position of Virtustream within the cloud market. While do-it-yourself public clouds are a dime a dozen for businesses, Rogers explains, Virtustream is the only cloud service provider that can provide tailored solutions that make sense for the unique and strict needs of the enterprise.

“Michael Dell has said since embarking on the EMC acquisition two years ago, the goal is to offer customers a choice of clouds,” says Darrow. “Virtustream’s public cloud will have a prominent spot on that menu.”

CRN, June 30, 2017

Virtustream CEO: We Are Betting Big On Deep Integration With VMware, Pivotal, Dell EMC

By Matt Brown

Building off Virtustream CEO, Rodney Rogers’ blog post from earlier this year, CRN writer Matt Brown covers Virtustream’s growth strategy in detail. He notes our deep push to integrate within the Dell EMC family and our overall goal to become the top company in the market for mission-critical public cloud.

"We see a tremendous opportunity with Virtustream and see them as very well integrated with both Dell EMC and VMware," said Dan Serpico, CEO of FusionStorm, a San Francisco based channel partner that Matt spoke to for the article. "They're really working collaboratively with our sales teams, and we're genuinely excited about it."


ZDNet, May 8, 2017

Virtustream Launches Healthcare Cloud

By Stephanie Condon

While it’s hard enough for enterprises today to move to the cloud; the sensitive nature and regulations surrounding healthcare makes cloud migration for this important industry segment even harder. Stephanie Condon covers our launch of the Virtustream Healthcare Cloud, noting the unique advantages Virtustream brings to the table that no other providers can offer, making cloud migration a seamless experience instead of a painful one.

“Virtustream is in a strong position to offer the Healthcare Cloud, thanks to its capabilities around highly regulated workloads and the expertise its parent company, Dell Technologies, has in the healthcare sector,” says Condon. 


TechTarget, May 12, 2017

Dell EMC World 2017: Partners can sell Virtustream Enterprise Cloud

By Spencer Smith and John Moore

This year’s Dell EMC World Conference broke records for attendance, with more than 13,000 joining us in Las Vegas in April -- more than double the 2016 attendance rate. Against this backdrop, Spencer Smith and John Moore highlight the addition of the Virtustream Enterprise Cloud to the Dell EMC channel partner program.

"Dell EMC partners can now partner with Virtustream, and I think it's a game-changer," said one Virtustream executive. "This is hands-down the strongest partner value proposition in the industry."

The Kicker

WSJ CIO Journal, December 4, 2017

The Morning Download: CIOs Must Integrate Growing Multitude of Clouds

By Angus Loten

Sometimes the best articles are short and sweet. In a classic Morning Download newsletter extra, CIO Journal writer Angus Loten talks exclusively with Virtustream CTO and President Kevin Reid about why the multi-cloud is key for any enterprise, and why going with a single cloud vendor can be a much bigger nightmare than migrating workloads.

“While cloud represents a new solution that might appear on the surface to lend itself to more ubiquitous use cases,” Reid says, “the truth is that the applications and organizations they support come from a similarly varied set of vendors and backgrounds with their own specialized requirements that must be considered.”

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