Dell’s proposed EMC acquisition for $67 billion has repercussions throughout the IT world. The blockbuster deal covers server, storage, virtualization, security, networking, cloud, content management and end-point computing. Along with EMC, Dell is buying VMware, RSA Security, Pivotal and other EMC-held companies and technologies. The combination of giants is likely to bring about changes in all those areas, with possible ripple effects including more acquisitions and partnerships.
This guide is the one-stop place to read about the largest acquisition in technology history, with news, details of the transactions, reactions and analysis from all of TechTarget’s sites. We will continue to add updates through the expected closing date of mid-2016 and during the transition period.
This is the place to find out how the deal is likely to affect your area of expertise and the leading vendors in the data storage industry.
1Dell-EMC news -
Explore the latest developments as Dell's deal to acquire EMC continues to break.
By acquiring storage vendor EMC, Dell has the potential to create a major IT company with a strong networking portfolio for the enterprise data center. Continue Reading
Dell's bid for EMC comes two years after founder Michael Dell's re-privatizing of the IT giant. Continue Reading
Along with MSD Partners and Silver Lake, Dell signed a definitive agreement that now values the firm at $33.15 per share. Continue Reading
If the deal between Dell and EMC goes through, it will result in a number of overlapping products in the company's midrange storage portfolio. Continue Reading
2Reaction on EMC acquisition-
What industry experts say
The Dell-EMC deal certainly has everyone talking. Get expert feedback from across the industry.
The Dell-EMC deal may have shocked the industry, but by the time Dell World 2015 wrapped, users seemed to be looking forward to what was to come. Continue Reading
Attendees at Netapp's Insight conference discussed the possible benefits and repercussions of Dell's acquisition of EMC. Continue Reading
3A look ahead-
What the EMC deal will mean for IT
There are many questions surrounding Dell's acquisition of EMC, from where the merger leaves VMware to what results Dell's partners are expecting. This section covers what's to come following the deal.
Dell Storage GM Alan Atkinson talks about software-defined storage, hyper-convergence and potential EMC storage product overlap in this interview. Continue Reading
On the storage side, Dell trailed EMC in the enterprise storage space. How will this affect the newly merged tech giants? Continue Reading