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.
Sophos also launched a new Hot Line to provide competitive intelligence, made changes to their post-sales technical skills certification and should have a new Cloud Security Provider program by the fall.
SwiftStack expands the one-way cloud replication it introduced last year, as part of its strategy in expanding from what was initially an on-prem solution, to one capable of managing a multi-cloud hybrid cloud.
Panzura’s family of three offerings offer progressively more functionality, and all are geared to let customers leverage cloud storage while still having all the performance and features of local storage.
Walter Denk, who has a distribution background and has been working for Avaya in Germany, is the company’s new global channel chief. Even more importantly, he says that the job has been redefined and that the channel will benefit.
The CTO of the Dell EMC Converged Platforms & Solutions Division also stressed the continuing importance of their Nutanix partnership, emphasizing its centrality to Dell EMC’s growing relationship with Microsoft.
Fine also acknowledged some VMware partner concern over the company’s new relationship with Dell, which does much more of its business direct than VMware has historically, and indicated her commitment to standing behind the partner community.