Dell Technologies Prepares To Target the Hybrid Cloud

Now that Dell?EU?s $60 billion acquisition of EMC is complete, the new technology behemoth is making it clear where its future ambitions lie, and they very much lie in the hybrid cloud. The merger has created an entity with an enormously broad portfolio of hybrid cloud services to offer enterprise clients, including software-defined data center, converged infrastructure, platform-as-a-service, data analytics, mobility and cybersecurity.

?EU?We see huge opportunity in hybrid cloud with VMware and Virtustream, in converged and hyper-converged infrastructure with VMware, in platform-as-a-service with Pivotal and VMware, and finally in cybersecurity with RSA and SecureWorks,?EU? David Goulden, Dell EMC?EU?s president, wrote in a blog post Wednesday following the closing of the deal.

Breaking IT Infrastructure

It?EU?s hard to overstate the massive size of the new company. Dell Technologies -- the company?EU?s new name -- now consists of more than 140,000 employees working on literally hundreds of products. That?EU?s enough resources for the company to pursue whatever strategy it might want to in the market.

The company is pursuing a hybrid cloud strategy due to opportunities being driven by a revolution in the way businesses use and interact with their data centers, according to Jeremy Burton, Dell?EU?s chief marketing office. ?EU?The requirements driven by digital -- 1000x more data created by 1000x more users -- will break traditional IT infrastructure,?EU? Burton wrote in a separate blog post.

Adopting a hybrid cloud strategy is the only option for companies that want to enable their data centers to take advantage of modern IT infrastructure technologies such as flash, scale-out, software-defined and cloud-enabled technologies, while at the same time hardening their systems against attacks.

?EU?Dell EMC, Virtustream, and VMware are critical to implementing a hybrid cloud strategy,?EU? Burton said. ?EU?Hybrid cloud?EU?s run traditional applications faster and more efficiently, freeing up the funds (up to 24 [percent] in...

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