Analyst Quote:Rob Floyer, CTO, Co-Founder, Wikibon "Over 60% of customers are virtualizing their most mission critical production environments running SAP applications to achieve increased performance, higher levels of data protection and enable significant costs savings. The collaboration between EMC, VMware and SAP will give greater choice to installations of SAP solutions, help accelerate transformation of customers to virtual private clouds and help reduce IT risk." Executive Quotes: Prasad Rampalli, Senior Vice President, Solutions Group, EMC "SAP and EMC embarked on a journey two years ago when we announced we would change the course of IT for our customers with game changing solutions and services and we did. Together we're ushering in a new era of IT transformation with our collaboration on private cloud technologies and SAP HANA. Through our shared vision and investments, we will continue to transform the way our customers leverage IT." Kevin Chew, Global Vice President, Ecosystem Innovation and Business Development, SAP "By leveraging the strength of key strategic partners in our ecosystem, we can continue to help drive additional innovations to our customers. The hardware and services provided by EMC complements our solutions and services offerings, especially in the domain of virtualization and cloud, strengthening the foundation and laying the next steps for a real-time data platform powered by SAP HANA. Through this engagement with EMC and VMware, we aim to boost business value for customers, enabling them with new and faster technologies." Parag Patel, Vice President, Global Alliances, VMware "As organizations are looking to increase the agility and flexibility of their IT infrastructure, while lowering costs, many are finding great value and success in deploying SAP solution-based workloads on VMware infrastructure. To continue this momentum, we are pleased to offer services and solutions integrated with offerings from EMC and SAP to increase value to customers."