The EMC Elephant Stomps Dell World
Oct21

The EMC Elephant Stomps Dell World

AUSTIN, TEXAS: While EMC will enable Dell to join IT’s 800-pound-gorilla club, pretty much everybody at Dell World 2015 — especially a really pumped Michael Dell and his executive team — is talking about the proposed acquisition, and speculating on what it means for the companies involved, their customers and prospects, and their competitors. So now the gorilla can keep company with the elephant-in-the-room metaphor. The...

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EMC Federation Announces… Hybrid Cloud Solutions

At VMworld, EMC previewed updates to its Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution and announced a new Federation End-User Computing solution. Both leverage integrated hardware, software and services from EMC Information Infrastructure (EMC II), VMware and VCE, are designed to unite the strengths of private and public cloud, and enable the self-service provisioning of applications and resources according to policy-driven service...

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VCE…: A Year of Evolution and Growth

Tech industry analyst events come in all sizes and shapes, from massive get-togethers aligned with general partner and customer conferences, such as EMC World and IBM Innovate, to sizable dedicated summits, like Dell’s Annual Analyst Conference. Just as it did in its first analyst event last year in San Diego, VCE’s Analyst Day last week in Chicago took a different approach; keeping it small (just 15 analysts), and emphasizing deep...

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HP vs. VCE: The Contrast Is Striking

Last week was HP Discover and the VCE Analyst conference and given both were going on at the same time it was pretty hard to avoid the stark differences. Since Meg Whitman took over HP has fragmented badly and while they can still talk about converged solutions it’s pretty clear they are no longer structured to deliver them. Whitman has kind of become the Sarah Palin of CEOs, without the personality, in that she seems to increasingly...

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Can VCE’s VBlock Be An Agent of Change for IT?

Author Joseph Campbell once stated, “The virtues of the past are the vices of today”. IT server, storage, and network administrators who still cling to the old ways of managing infrastructure in discrete silos would do well to heed Campbell’s warning. Perhaps the single biggest challenge facing many IT organizations today isn’t shadow IT threats from Amazon, Google, or some other third provider of infrastructure services. It’s...

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