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EMC World 2016: One-stop shop for conference coverage

Our editors and industry experts offer news and analysis from the last EMC World conference before its merger with Dell.


EMC World 2016 served as the de facto launch of Dell Technologies and Dell EMC. Although Dell’s blockbuster $60 billion-plus acquisition of EMC did not officially close until Sept. 7, 2016, Michael Dell played a prominent role in the news during EMC World in May. He chose the Las Vegas user show to reveal his new company would be called Dell Technologies after the merger, with EMC changing its name to Dell EMC. EMC World attendees watched long-time EMC CEO Joe Tucci pass the baton to Michael Dell in Tucci’s last prominent public appearance as EMC’s leader.

Much of the conference was dedicated to assuring nervous customers that the new company would deliver change for the better. EMC rolled out a bevy of new products, concentrating on emerging technology such as flash and hybrid cloud storage.

SearchStorage editors reported frequent updates from the show, with stories and videos capturing customer reaction and all the company and product news. If you missed anything from the conference, or want a refresher, here are all of our stories and videos from EMC World 2016.

1Company news-

EMC World breaking news

EMC World 2016 brought new products and major corporate news about Dell’s $60-billion-plus purchase of EMC. Read about it all here.


Tucci passes baton to Dell at EMC World 2016 keynote

"This isn't the end of something great," Tucci said of the Dell-EMC deal. "It's the beginning of something greater, and something special." Continue Reading

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Dell reveals company name changes in EMC World keynote

Michael Dell said his company will be called Dell Technologies, while the EMC name will live on for the enterprise business, which will be called Dell EMC. Continue Reading


EMC World attendees seeking reassurances from Dell

The Dell-EMC deal and flash will be focuses at EMC's annual conference. Continue Reading


EMC Unity all-flash array under fire

EMC's new midrange Unity platform is drawing fire from smaller competitors. Continue Reading


Customers weigh in on EMC World 2016 news

Michael Dell's update on his company's pending acquisition of EMC and the EMC Unity mid-range storage system were highlights for visitors to the annual conference. Continue Reading


Experts give closing thoughts on EMC World

One analyst sensed that among all the innovation at EMC World 2016, it represented "just a preamble to Dell Technologies." Continue Reading

2Product news-

Flash, cloud take center stage

Storage analysts react to the announcements coming out of EMC World 2016 and explain how they think the industry will be affected.


EMC president discusses EMC's products under Dell

Jeremy Burton spoke about what the pending Dell acquisition might mean to EMC technology. Continue Reading

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'Project Nitro' packed with 15 TB solid state drives

EMC drops surprise at EMC World 2016 with preview of an all-flash version of its Isilon clustered NAS system. Continue Reading


EMC joins copy data management market with eCDM

Enterprise Copy Data Management is designed to fight "copy sprawl" by finding and managing multiple instances of data. Continue Reading


EMC on storage clouds: Better to have overlap than gap

EMC VxRack with Neutrino Nodes targets IT shops looking to build infrastructure and platform as a service deployments. Continue Reading


EMC enhances public, private cloud options

At EMC World 2016, EMC announced Virtustream Storage Cloud and Native Hybrid Cloud. Virtustream Storage Cloud brings EMC into the public cloud market, while Native Hybrid Cloud enables private clouds. Continue Reading


EMC World 2016 opens with launch of new Unity midrange storage platform

EMC announces Unity all-flash array, Virtustream Storage Cloud, copy data management, ViPR 3.0 and predictive analytics on opening day of conference. Continue Reading


EMC's cloud approach expands

The Virtustream Storage Cloud signals "a better strategy than we've heard before" from EMC and Dell, Forrester VP Glenn O'Donnell said at EMC World 2016. Continue Reading


Analyst discusses significance of Unity, Virtustream Storage Cloud

The new EMC Unity line of mid-range storage systems effectively replaces EMC's VNX line, says Randy Kerns of Evaluator Group. Continue Reading


EMC VP discusses company's evolving flash storage strategy

Daniel Cobb, VP and distinguished engineer at EMC, said there may be overlap among all-flash products, but the company is OK with it. Continue Reading


Unity all-flash system tops first day of EMC World 2016

Unity is the fourth all-flash storage system in EMC's platform. Other news from EMC World's first day includes Virtustream cloud for cold storage, a copy data management application and an update to the ViPR Controller. Continue Reading

3Twitter chatter-

Overheard at EMC World 2016

Scroll through social media posts about this year's EMC World conference.


A Dell-EMC acquisition refresh

Rumors that Dell planned to acquire EMC were confirmed in October 2015, setting the stage for what will be the storage industry's biggest acquisition when the $67 billion deal is completed this year. Take a look back at our coverage to see how the deal played out and what it could mean for the storage industry.


Dell-EMC: How the deal went down

Dell's acquisition of EMC and virtualization vendor VMware was most likely made with stockholders in mind, but we have yet to find out how it might affect standing vendor relationships. Continue Reading


EMC acquisition creates product overlap

Dell acquired EMC, but the two vendors have similar storage products, particularly when it comes to storage aimed at midrange shops. Continue Reading


Most Dell World attendees praise EMC acquisition

Just a week after the announcement of Dell's EMC acquisition, attendees at Dell World had mixed reactions about the future of the two vendors. Continue Reading


News from last year's EMC World

Take a look at our EMC World coverage from 2015 to get an idea as to how EMC has evolved over the past year.


EMC World 2015: Flash, hyper-convergence and data protection announcements

Day one of the EMC World 2015 conference began with upgrades to XtremIO, Data Domain and VCE products. Continue Reading


EMC gets flashier in 2015

At the last conference, EMC bumped up the capacity on its all-flash XtremIO platform and added an all-flash version of the VNXe storage array. Continue Reading


Hyper-convergence gets expanded at EMC World 2015

EMC's converged infrastructure subsidiary VCE launched the VxRack in 2015, which is based on EMC ScaleIO software. Continue Reading


A focus on hybrid cloud

EMC announced version 3.0 of its Enterprise Hybrid Cloud platform, which uses ViPR software to allow users to set up a hybrid cloud environment in less than a month. Continue Reading

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