Today, Microsoft and Dell are announcing a strategic partnership expansion to help customers more quickly deploy and manage virtualization technologies.

This partnership will bring together the strong hypervisor technology of Hyper-V with integrated management solutions from Dell and Microsoft to make virtualization and management more accessible and affordable for customers, and provide essential elements need for private cloud computing.

“Our customers have told us they need simplified management and virtualization solutions that work well together,” said Amy Barzdukas, general manager, Server and Tools Marketing at Microsoft. “This expanded partnership between Microsoft and Dell will help deliver those solutions to empower customers to embrace virtualization today and begin their journey to private cloud.”

For more information about this announcement, check out the Windows Virtualization Team Blog.