EMC Exec: No Competition Between Dell-Nutanix Appliance And EMC Hyper-Convergence Portfolio
#Dell – #EMC intends to take a more-is-better approach to hyper-convergence, selling Dell’s #Nutanix -powered XC appliance alongside EMC offerings such as #VBlock, #VxRack and #VxRail, according to EMC’s top hyper-convergence executive. And while this sets the combined company on a course to sell a patchwork of complementary and competing proprietary and OEM products, solution providers say having a wide array of options is an effective and profitable way to approach hyper-convergence customers. ￼ @ChadSakac, president of #VCE, EMC’s Converged Platform Division, wrote in a recent blog that the division will likely be the home of Dell’s XC appliance once the $62 billion merger closes. Dell executives have told CRN that account executives from each company will work cooperatively, and with the channel, to meet customers’ needs, meaning it’s entirely possible that EMC sales teams could wind up selling Dell XC solutions.