Dell EMC's data centre assault
This week's Dell EMC World, which replaces the old EMC World that ran for years before Dell last year closed its EMC acquisition, is a showcase for the kind of massive push the combined company is making in the data centre business. That push is being fueled by Dell's industry-leading server business and growing networking business, as well as by EMC's industry-leading storage business and the virtualisation and cloud technology of VMware.
Dell EMC is using Dell EMC World to highlight how much its product lines have changed since the merger, and look at more changes to come. Many are based on the company's upcoming 14th generation PowerEdge server line, which is expected to not only be the company's flagship server product going forward, but also a key component in the company's storage and converged infrastructure offerings. Also driving the change in Dell EMC's product lines is its private and hybrid cloud technology which will increasingly tie into the company's overall product strategy.