How EqualLogic Deal Will Change the Dell-EMC DynamicBy Chris Preimesberger | Posted 2007-11-09 Email Print
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Opinion: Dell is making more than a simple acquisition of technology with EqualLogic dealit's making a statement.
Certainly key people within EMC, the world's largest storage infrastructure company, already knew what Dell was going to do. I'm also reasonably sure that CEO Joe Tucci advised Michael Dell against it, too.
The problem here for EMCand not Dellis product and service overlap. EMC already provides some important products that EqualLogic will supplant in Dell's soon-to-be revamped storage catalog. In fact, sources tell eWEEK that EMC products represent no less than 75 percent of the storage business Dell currently runs. That figure stands to be cut back quite a bitespecially in the SMB (small and midsize business) product offerings.
With EqualLogic products cutting in on EMC's Dell and SMB business, friction between the two longtime partners on several levels is inevitable.
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