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We three kings of Dell EMC are; bigging up storage we traverse AFA

Analysis Three top Dell execs told the earnings call that they were taking the fall in storage results seriously, were doing all they could to fix them, and that early signs were encouraging. The Dell EMC storage business had shining bright spots, with $15.3bn for the full year, the hyperconverged portfolio seeing triple-digit demand …
Chris Mellor, 12 Mar 2018

Dell results: Well done, ice cream for everyone! Er, not you, storage

Dell had a reasonable fourth 2018 quarter in all areas but one – storage. Yes, EMC let the house down with an 11 per cent drop in revenues year-on-year. Total Dell Technology revenues were $21.94bn in the quarter, a 9 per cent rise on the year. Net income was -$533m, a big improvement on the year-ago -$1.4bn. …
Chris Mellor, 8 Mar 2018

Three become one: Dell EMC's VxBlock range is now a seriously big iron

Dell EMC has smushed its three-product VxBlock range into a single, more scalable composable infrastructure – the VxBlock 1000. VxBlocks are rack-scale systems converging separate servers, storage and networking into a single converged infrastructure (CI) system orderable as a single product, and delivered and installed ready …
Chris Mellor, 13 Feb 2018

Dell soups up low-end Data Domain deduper

Down in the Dell there is a new Data Domain box – a smallish, entry-level one – the DD3300. It is a 2U rackmount chassis with 3TB or 4TB SAS disk drives providing up to 32TB of usable capacity, said to be 1.6PB after deduplication (logical capacity) and data can be ingested at 7TB/hour using Data Domain Boost. If a backend …
Chris Mellor, 5 Feb 2018

Dell confirms: We're either going public – or VMware's gobbling us (or nothing will happen)

Tech titan Dell has confirmed in paperwork submitted to America's financial watchdog that it is mulling returning to the stock market as a public company, combining with its subsidiary VMware, or, er, doing nothing. The schedule 13D SEC filing by VMware, dated January 31 and published today, states: Dell Technologies is …
Chris Mellor, 2 Feb 2018
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Dell sell-off saga gets weird: Subsidiary VMware may buy parent in 'reverse merger'

Dell's future has been thrown for yet another loop. Dell's virtualization subsidiary VMware is reportedly looking to buy out its parent Dell so that the tech titan can avoid a second IPO. Under a proposed scheme, the fake computer slinger would take over a real computer maker. Dell picked up VMware when it finally acquired EMC …
Shaun Nichols, 29 Jan 2018
Chad Sakac

Dell bleeds converged infrastructure unit into existing divisions

Dell has split up and distributed the Chad Sakac-led Converged Platforms and Solutions Division (CPSD) across company's existing server, storage and networking units (Infrastructure Solutions Group). CPSD handled the rapidly growing hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) and converged infrastructure (CI) products. The HCI set …
Chris Mellor, 25 Jan 2018
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EMC admin? Plug this hole before the holidays

Dell EMC has patched an SMBv1 bug in its Data Domain Deduplication and Data Protection software. It's probably worth your time running the patch in, if you can, because as the advisory explained, it's a memory overflow that could open a system to remote code execution (RCE). CVE-2017-14385 affects quite a few versions of the …
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Dell makes a loss, but the trend lines look promising for profits

Dell's posted third quarter results that suggest it is on track to deliver its first profit since acquiring EMC. Dell Technologies today reported Q3 2018 revenues were up 20.6 per cent year-on-year to US$19.6bn. There was also a net loss of $533m, down from $1.51bn loss a year ago and smaller than last quarter's $978m. As our …
Chris Mellor, 8 Dec 2017
Dell EMC Frankenstein's Monster

Storage sicked up on Dell Technologies' second quarter results

Weakness in traditional disk array sales held Dell Technologies back as it posted otherwise solid results for the second quarter of its FY 2018, the numbers for which were released a year on from the formal conclusion of its EMC acquisition. Revenues were US$19.3bn, compared to $13bn a year ago; a 48.5 per cent rise, but of …
Chris Mellor, 8 Sep 2017
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Dell/EMC year one has exceeded Michael Dell's expectations

VMWORLD 2017 Michael Dell has declared himself better-than-satisfied with the performance of Dell Technologies, a week out from the first anniversary of the acquisition of EMC. That deal closed on September 7th, 2016 and Dell, the man, says that in the almost-a-year since “the biggest surprise is that we have had no surprises.” “We …
Simon Sharwood, 31 Aug 2017

President Trump to his council of industry CEO buddies: You're fired!

Updated Facing mass defections from CEOs repulsed by President Donald Trump's weak handling of fascists marching in America's streets, the White House has disbanded its manufacturing council. In the days after the Charlottesville white-supremacist rallies and the President's initial tepid condemnation of those marches, the leaders of …
Shaun Nichols, 16 Aug 2017

Venture capital biz hires former EMC CEO

Former EMC grand fromage Joe Tucci has walked into a special advisor role at venture cap outfit 83North. Tucci left his old employer once Michael Dell had taken EMC private in a $60bn plus deal in September, and is co-CEO at special purpose acquisition firm GTY Technology Holdings and chairman of private equity house Bridge …
Paul Kunert, 19 Jun 2017
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Dell flexes PC production muscle for server biz

Analysis Dell EMC’s Server business unit is receiving help from Dell’s Client Solutions Group as it aims to take on the original design manufacturers (ODMs) in the Far East, company insiders have told The Reg. Servers are a massive-scale volume business, following PCs and notebooks in that regard, and Dell doesn't want to keep losing …
Chris Mellor, 30 May 2017

Infinidat benchmarking beatdown: Glugging slimfastq? Not us!

Analysis Infinidat recently ran a benchmark in which it claimed to have beaten EMC and Pure systems. We spoke to its rivals as well as research sources in the industry, and more than one source contested the results, claiming they had found out a few things about the test. They suggested that the Infinidat system was unrealistically …
Chris Mellor, 15 May 2017

Wedded bliss... ball and chain – how's that Dell EMC honeymoon going?

Analysis At the Dell EMC World event in Las Vegas, the two put a good face on it, with no apparent resentment bubbling underneath, as was the case for Symantec and Veritas. Michael Dell and Joe Tucci drove the integration with Rory Read, the chief integration officer at the time. Both Dell and EMC were experienced company acquirers …
Chris Mellor, 11 May 2017

Infinidat claims it can beat any all-flash array, uses innocent pooches to appear convincing

Ten grand win or lose – Infinidat is spoiling for a fight against all-flash array vendors with its "Faster than All-Flash Challenge". The company is confident its hybrid array is faster than any all-flash array out there, having beaten Pure and EMC arrays in testing. It says its box will beat any all-flash array users care to …
Chris Mellor, 2 May 2017
Getting _out_of_the_cloud

Dell backs out of in-cloud backup business by selling Spanning

Dell has sold its in-cloud backup SW biz Spanning to private equity house Insight Venture Partners, ending just four years of ownership. Spanning backs up data from in-cloud applications to other locations in public clouds, such as Amazon and Google's, and, it says, provides far more comprehensive data protection than the …
Chris Mellor, 21 Apr 2017

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