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Microsoft is partnering with Dell to offer an integrated hybrid cloud solution.
The offering is the Cloud Platform System Standard (CPS Standard).
The system is built on Dell modular infrastructure with pre-configured Microsoft CPS software.
CPS Standard will now be offered with Windows Azure Pack, System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2 and will be ready to install in the Microsoft Azure Stack when it becomes available.
CPS Premium is targeting large enterprises and service providers requiring a higher-capacity hybrid cloud solution.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said: "A core part of our mission to empower every organization on the planet requires us to build world-class platforms and forge deeper partnerships that help businesses of all sizes transform with digital technology.
"By expanding our longstanding partnership with Dell to offer a truly integrated hybrid cloud, we will make the cloud more accessible to organisations of all sizes with the choice and flexibility to best meet their needs."
Dell will also sell Microsoft cloud solutions across Azure, the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) and Office 365.
Dell CEO Michael Dell said: "Digital transformation is an imperative for business today. Dell shares a vision with Microsoft that open architectures and simplified cloud management will benefit customers of all sizes, freeing them to focus on their businesses and not their technology."