EMC CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE FOR MICROSOFT APPLICATIONS

| August 4, 2016

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The purpose of this solution is to provide a reference architecture for customers who are considering the deployment of Microsoft applications using a software-defined, server based, cost-effective, converged infrastructure. The solution architecture is based on VMware vSphere for server hardware virtualization and EMC ScaleIO for storage virtualization.

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Founded in 1986, Online Business Systems is a leading business and IT solutions provider. Over the past 30 years, we have helped our clients meet their strategic objectives through the design and implementation of complex, secure, and robust enterprise information systems. Today we are also leaders in specialized services in the areas of Information Security, Cloud Solutions, Service Management, and Customer Experience. Organizations benefit from our strong business acumen, and many of our professionals bring specific domain knowledge to clients in the Energy, Health, Financial Services, Telecom, Agribusiness, and Justice & Public Safety industries.

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