EMC and Dell have gone into overdrive in the expectation that the two companies will merge.
Sarah Shields, general manager of Dell UK, said that both companies had put senior members in place to work on the integration plans. She said that EMC products are complementary to Dell’s. more»
A furious EMC president of global sales Bill Scannell told his sales teams to stop making stuff up about the company’s coming merger with Dell.
According to Channelnomics Scannell told his staff not to “veer from the script” after the $67 billion acquisition by Dell was announced earlier this month. more»
* DELL has confirmed it will take over EMC for $67 billion. VM Ware will continue as a publicly traded company.
It now looks almost certain that Dell will announce it is taking over EMC today – a move that will cause ripples right throughout their respective channels. more»
Analyst Raymond James has created a flap over his idea that now is the perfect time for HP to buy EMC.
James believes an acquisition deal between HP and EMC is a “distinct possibility” as HP inches closer to its company split date in November. more»
EMC has confirmed Kevin Sparks is to replace Russell Poole as director of alliances and channels for the UK and Ireland.
Poole has been doing rather well for himself climbing the greasy pole within EMC. He replaced Terry Beale as EMC’s head of channel just last August has been promoted to the position of senior director, enterprise sales for EMEA. more»
The market for customised backup appliances reached $1 billion worldwide in the fourth quarter of last year.
This market represents standalone disk products that use software, disk arrays, server engines, and more specifically data coming from backup software.
IDC said that the market for this kind of kit rose by four percent in 2014 and generated revenues of $3.26 billion. more»
VCE, which specialises in converged infrastructure, said it has added a raft of software and hardware products aimed at customers looking to move to a hybrid cloud model.
The company said its Vscale architecture offers speed and simplicity for data centres. more»
IDC said that the storage market ended well. In the last quarter, worldwide enterprise storage systems revenue grew 7.2 percent year on year to amount to close to $10.6 billion.
And capacity shipments rose by 43.7 percent compared to the same quarter the previous year to represent 99.2 exabytes. more»
Guy Churchward, head of EMC’s $20-billion core technologies division, has warned that small data is going to cause even bigger headaches than the big stuff.
Taking to the Economic Times Churchward said that data challenges for the Internet of Things or driverless cars were huge,
He said that millions of driverless cars, and billions of other internetconnected devices will not be Big Data. more»
The generation of vast amounts of data continues to fuel the disk storage systems revenue in the third quarter.
With revenues of $8.8 billion, up 5.1 percent from the same period last year, 25 exabytes shipped in the quarter, said IDC. more»
Rob Crooke, VP & GM of Intel’s Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Solutions Group was last up in the company’s day long Investor Meeting today in Santa Clara.
Though last, he had the most newsworthy announcement about the company’s future memory intentions.
Intel announced it is back in the memory business – 3D NAND-Flash that is (mass production in-house is conditional though). more»
The maker of expensive printer ink, HP has ended merger talks with EMC after months of useless negotiations.
Reuters reported that its deep throats in HP said hopes to merge two of the tech industry’s largest enterprise-oriented firms had been dashed. more»
Activist investor Elliott Management is trying to get data storage products outfit EMC to spin off its VMware virtualization software unit or merge with someone else.
The outfit penned a 13-page letter to the company’s board which was signed by portfolio manager Jesse Cohn and warned that EMC’s structure of combining several businesses obscured its enormous value. more»
Once Again, HP has decided to evolve the PC and Printer operations as a distinct and separate corporate entity.
HP came close to selling both divisions during the short reign of Leo Apotheker. After the discovery of a massive over payment for Autonomy Corp. more»
In a merger that would have ranked alongside that of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, EMC was seriously considering tying the knot with the maker of expensive printer ink, HP.
A Wall Street Journal report suggested that EMC and HP have investigated a potential merger deal that would have created a super-vendor worth close to $130 billion. more»