Dell Technologies’ CEO took questions on a myriad of topics, ranging from the wisdom of doubling down on PCs when the segment is in decline, to why a traditional hardware company believes it to be well positioned for the cloud era.
Many details still have not yet been determined, or cannot be made public, but at EMC World, Dell and EMC indicated some additional information about what the massive new organization would look like, and be called, once the merger is complete.
Nutanix sees the Lenovo deal as equal in importance to the Dell one inked last year and said its announcement shortly after Dell’s purchase of EMC is a coincidence. The plan is to get jointly branded products to market through Lenovo in Q1 of 2016.
The long-time partners say their co-engineered hybrid cloud offering will greatly expand the addressable market for Azure, by making it more affordable and accessible for companies leery of the cost of hybrid cloud deployments.
While everyone at Dell World this year wants to know all about the upcoming integration with EMC, there are significant limitations on what the company can say at this point. That being said, here’s an interpretation of what they are willing to put on the record.
Dell stressed its commitment to a strong client solutions to maintain end-to-end solutions, and announced an enhanced tablet and software suite, a new high end monitor, and a new concept of working on your PC.
The Dell Storage SC 4020 all-flash array is a less expensive follow-up to Dell’s Flash Optimized Solution from last year, while the PS4210, which replaces the PS4110 and PS4100 in the Dell EqualLogic lineup, is targeted at the entry-level customer, but has some other market potential.
Michael Dell personally presented the results of a survey commissioned by Dell, which found significant obstacles to the adoption of technology, which he said was a good thing for Dell and its partners.