Dell strengthens alliance with storage giant EMC

9 Dec 2008

The partnership between global computer manufacturer Dell and storage leader EMC will continue through to 2013, with a new EMC storage system for large businesses added to Dell’s product offerings.

“By broadening and extending our deep alliance, Dell and EMC are able to deliver to customers fully integrated data-centre solutions as the pre-eminent storage partners to customers worldwide,” said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO.

Dell talked about the typical enterprise client and their ‘insatiable appetite’ for storage, which spurred on the portfolio addition and EMC alliance.

With the introduction of the EMC Celerra NX4 storage system, Dell also talked about the need for affordable storage solutions in challenging economic times. Co-incidentally, the deal with EMC originally first emerged from similar economic times in October 2001, said Joe Tucci, president and CEO of EMC.

“This relationship had its genesis during a challenging time in the economy and a desire by both companies to provide cost-effective solutions to customers who still had to manage ever-increasing amounts of information.

“The same is true today, and while Dell and EMC are both very different than they were in 2001, we are committed to our mutual customers and to delivering industry-leading technologies that provide them maximum return on their investment.”

By Marie Boran

Pictured: the CX300 storage array, a product offering from Dell/EMC