ViRSO IT – Dell. Private Clouds for organisations is a big focus
Michael Dell appeared at the annual conference of EMC’s VMware unit, underscoring the Dell’s future and sees companies will use Dell’ to build “private clouds,” where their employees access software programs through the internet. “A big priority for us is making private clouds easy,” Mr. Dell told the VMworld conference.
Cloud computing is changing the economics for technology supplier. Prices have been declining for a decade and its now it’s accelerating and everybody is scrambling.
The combined company will be the leading vendor by revenue in the world-wide $29 billion market supplying hardware to cloud-computing providers. In 2015, Dell and EMC combined garnered 18.2% of the highly fragmented market, according to market watcher International Data Corp. That market is characterized by low-margin hardware.
Beyond hardware, the combined company will need to knit together a diverse group of software offerings from Dell and EMC units including VMware, Pivotal and Virtustream. Pivotal offers services to help software developers create cloud applications; its customers include Ford Motor Co. and General Electric Co. With Virtustream, Dell will get services that help run traditional corporate software programs from vendors such as SAP SE on newer cloud infrastructures.
VMware’s software allows a single computer to run multiple operating systems simultaneously. It is used by 99% of the Fortune 500, offering Dell additional inroads into the data centers run by large customers.
VMware also unveiled new software and services that make it easier for customers to run, manage and secure their applications across different clouds. The company also extended a partnership with IBM, through which more than 500 customers, including Marriott International Inc., use VMware software and services to manage their operations in IBM’s cloud.