Partnering with Microsoft

“The Cloud OS Network is a worldwide group of more than 25 leading cloud service providers that have embraced our Cloud OS vision and will deliver hosted services built on the Microsoft Cloud platform, which includes Windows Server with Hyper-V, System Center, and the Windows Azure Pack,” said Takeshi Numoto, Microsoft Corporate Vice president, Server and Tools Marketing, Microsoft. “Vision Solutions has created Double-Take Move to provide simple and flexible configuration and help Cloud OS Network participants migrate physical, virtual, and cloud workloads to enable public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions for their customers.”

Azure Certified

Vision Solutions, Now Microsoft Azure Certified, to Make Data Migration, Disaster Recovery Tools Easily Accessible to Users

Vision Solutions, Inc., a provider of disaster recovery, high availability and data migration software and services, announced today its involvement in the Microsoft Azure Certified program for qualified third-party vendors. As one of the first businesses to participate in the program after its initial introduction, Microsoft selected Vision Solutions as a vendor to deliver migration and disaster recovery solutions within Microsoft Azure.

Launched at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2014, the certification creates an environment for customers to use third-party solutions directly within Azure while providing quality assurance that the application has been tested for readiness and compatibility with Azure. In this setting, customers can discover and deploy Vision Solutions products – Double-Take Availability, Double-Take DR and Double-Take Move – easily within the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

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Microsoft Award

Vision Solutions Recognized as the Recipient of Microsoft’s Partner Innovation Award, Reinforcing Leading Role as Microsoft Migration Partner

On July 13, 2014, Vision Solutions Double-Take Move’s near-zero downtime and seamless migration process earned Microsoft’s Platform Modernization Alliance Technology Innovation Award as part of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C. The award honors Microsoft partners for delivering innovative solutions that directly address customer challenges.

“Vision Solutions has been and continues to be a key Microsoft partner enabling near zero downtime migrations to Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure from VMware and AWS,” said Bob Ellsworth, Worldwide Director of Platform Modernization. “Their solution means more companies can now take advantage of the best-in-class capabilities of Azure for their compute, network and storage needs and for this accomplishment, we are proud to recognize Vision Solutions with the Platform Modernization Technical Innovation award.”

“By driving innovation that reinforces developing priorities for Microsoft, Vision Solutions has nurtured a strong partnership to support user adoption,” said Bob Johnson, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Vision Solutions. “Microsoft and Vision Solutions are equally committed to bringing the finest tools to their customers to make business continuity and migrations easier, smarter and faster.”

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Vision Solutions and Microsoft

Through a tight partnership between Vision Solutions and Microsoft - our mutual customers benefit from proven high availability, disaster recovery, and migrations for on premise, virtualization and cloud solutions. Vision Solutions is a key partner with Microsoft to support customers looking to migrate to Hyper-V and Azure with near-zero downtime.

Double-Take Move is a proven tool that allows organizations that want to leverage the many benefits of moving to Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure from VMware but cannot afford to take their servers offline. With the capabilities of Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V is becoming the virtualization platform of choice for customers running mission critical applications. Customers and partners are benefiting from significant cost savings over VMware when migrating their datacenters to Hyper-V, and with Double-Take Move, the migration is easier and more productive than ever.

Double-Take Move has tight integration with System Center that allows seamless migrations from VMware to Hyper-V. The full migration life-cycle can be managed from Microsoft System Center with Double-Take Move running under the covers. Deep integration with Orchestrator, Virtual Machine Manager, and Service Manager hides all the complexities and enables Microsoft System Center to discover, configure, and migrate live Windows virtual machines in real-time from VMware ESX platforms to Windows Hyper-V.

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IDC Technology Spotlight

Telecomputing Case Study

The needs of customers that are moving increasing amounts of IT services to the cloud, and the impact this is having on hosting providers' operations and infrastructure, are rapidly changing as the sophistication and maturity of services evolves. To better understand the impact of this, IDC led a roundtable discussion between Microsoft, Vision Solutions (a leading provider of high-availability, disaster recovery, and migration solutions), TeleComputing (a leading hosting provider in Scandinavia), and two major customers of TeleComputing.

The topics discussed varied across the provisioning, adoption, and evolution of hosted and cloud services as well as the practical realities of business relationships and service and support. This IDC Technology Spotlight summarizes the discussion and the approaches to hosted services taken by both customers and TeleComputing, and examines any gaps that need to be tackled in future in order to be more successful.

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