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Dell Services today announced that it will provide its customers a complete portfolio of services to enable development and migration of applications onto the Windows Azure platform. This collaboration expands Dell’s comprehensive suite of application services to include the leading cloud application platform from Microsoft. Customers can now work with Dell as a single point of contact for design, delivery and ongoing management of applications hosted in the cloud on Windows Azure. This will make it quicker and easier for them to adopt Windows Azure and drive benefits such as increased speed-to-market and agility, better collaboration across organizational boundaries, more modernized application portfolios and a greater ability to manage variable demand capacity needs. With Windows Azure, Microsoft provides fully supported infrastructure and platform services offerings, spanning a comprehensive hybrid cloud solution that integrates existing IT infrastructure with the latest cloud technology. Quotes Raman Sapra, executive director and global head, Strategy and Business Innovation Services, Dell Services, said, “This collaboration on Windows Azure is one of the many recent strategic efforts between Microsoft and Dell Services. Together, Dell and Microsoft will leverage the Windows Azure platform to deliver cloud application development services based on enterprise-class solutions powered by Microsoft technology.” “Windows Azure helps customers use cloud technology in the way that best serves their unique needs,” said Steven Martin, general manager, Windows Azure, Microsoft. “We are excited to work with Dell to help our joint customers take advantage of the flexibility, scalability and cost efficiencies afforded by Windows Azure.” About Dell Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Dell Services develops and delivers a comprehensive suite of services and solutions in applications, business process, consulting, infrastructure and support to help customers succeed.