Yesterday, a big executive switcheroo was announced: Pat Gelsinger, long considered Joe Tucci's heir apparent at EMC, was named to replace Paul Maritz at VMware. Maritz, in turn, moves into the mothership with a “new technology strategist role” at EMC. I'm no analyst, but this move raised questions in my head, as I'm sure it did for many EMC and VMware customers. King Tucci's … [Read more...] about Pat Gelsinger, Paul Maritz, and the EMC/VMware Executive Switcheroo
Today was a big one for EMC, with the company launching or updating 41 storage products, including the new VNX storage system. EMC's press and analyst event was equally notable, with a large crowd of insiders (including me) brought to New York City to watch a sideshow of world records set. Although Wall Street noticed all the fuss and rewarded the company with a decade-high … [Read more...] about EMC Taunts NetApp: Counting Coup or Poor Sportsmanship?
After years spent focusing on personal technology, businesses are increasingly turning back to the enterprise. There are many reasons for this, but the biggest one is the poor economy. Individuals simply have less free cash to spend on gadgets and software, and the meagre profits are increasingly going into the pockets of a single company: Apple. The corporate IT market is … [Read more...] about Meet the Enterprise IT Superpowers
EMC is the 800 lb gorilla of the enterprise storage industry, but the company has much bigger plans. Although CEO Joe Tucci kicked off his keynote by claiming "We are an infrastructure company and proud of it," EMC's ambitions must go way beyond IT infrastructure. Each acquisition and strategy announcement is an attempt by EMC adapt to a fundamentally-transformed enterprise IT … [Read more...] about EMC’s Tough Road to the Post-Infrastructure Future