As the leader of infrastructure strategy for storage at Sirius, a national IT solutions integrator and a Dell Premier Plus Partner, I will be attending Dell EMC World in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday with heightened interest in news that impacts Sirius clients.
Dell EMC World comes on the heels of Dell’s recent acquisition of EMC, (now Dell EMC). Further details on the resulting reorg are expected at this multi-day event at the Austin Convention Center.
Touted as one of the largest technology acquisitions in history, Dell purchased EMC earlier this year for $67 billion. With that, Dell Technologies now serves 98% of the FORTUNE 500 and comprises several market-leading Sirius partners, including the former EMC as well as VMware, Virtustream, RSA, Secureworks and Pivotal.
The new Dell Technologies does not have a lot of solutions overlap with one important exception. It includes a new infrastructure solutions group, Dell EMC, where clients have competing choices in the expanded midrange storage offerings from the heritage Dell and EMC companies. Clients can optimize for economics with the Dell heritage SC Series Family or select the EMC heritage Unity Family, a midrange to enterprise-class storage portfolio. With the tagline of “Leave No Customer Behind,” Dell Technologies has thus far committed to keeping both families intact, including overlapping offerings, which is good news for clients who are already working with one or the other. But more details are expected at Dell EMC World.
For those who will not be able to attend the extravaganza, live streams will be provided on keynotes, selected breakout sessions and special interviews so you can tune in with no registration required.
Also, keep an eye out for my analysis of Dell EMC World announcements in a follow-up Sirius blog, where I will present my perspective of what this means to Sirius clients.
Sirius has a dedicated storage team of 100+ engineers with 570 years of combined EMC solutions experience, as well as 700 combined Dell sales and technical certifications.