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A year later: Pros and cons of the Dell and EMC merger
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of October 2017, Vol. 16, No. 8
Dell bought EMC more than 12 months ago in the largest corporate transaction in IT history. The dust has started to settle, giving us a clearer -- if still somewhat murky -- picture of how the deal from which the behemoth Dell Technologies emerged will pan out. Here, we offer two different takes on how it went during the past year. TechTarget Storage Media Group Editorial Director Dave Raffo takes the pro position, looking at the positive aspects of the Dell and EMC merger. Senior News Writer Garry Kranz plays devil's advocate, laying out a more negative view of the combined company. What effect has the deal had on Dell and EMC products? How about the present and future of VMware? What are the consequences for the storage market in general? Let's find out. Pro: Right deal for the wrong reasons Did Dell acquire the world's largest storage company a year ago? Or did EMC pick up a server vendor to round out its infrastructure strategy? It doesn't matter: Either way, the timing was perfect. The $60 billion-plus deal came as ...
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Our experts take measure of the Dell EMC acquisition, the storage and technology merger of the century, a little more than 12 months after the deal closed.
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