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Cloud not a threat for us, says Dell EMC

EMC's merger with Dell has brought it under the Dell umbrella

Romita Majumdar  |  Mumbai 

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EMC says that its partnership with firms such as Microsoft Azure is helping it grow its business and cement its leadership in the market.

“Is a threat? If we were a pure-play company, possibly, but given the fact that we play from edge to core to it is an opportunity for us. We will see some workload shift from on-premise to off-premise but that is where our partnership with Microsoft comes into picture,” said Rajesh Janey, president and MD, EMC Enterprise India. He adds that customers are looking for a combination of on-premise and solutions to meet their requirements. EMC partners with providers like TCL, CtrlS and NextGen among others in India. A recent Bloomberg report said the company was hiring sales specialists to bolster the weak demand.

EMC’s merger with has brought it under the umbrella along with VMware, SecureWorks, RSA, Dell, and Pivotal Software. It has changed the size and scale of the company and given them access to Dell’s massive global supply chain with over 140,000 employees across 180 countries. “From EMC being public we became privately held and now we can look at long-term investments. We are investing $4.5 billion in R&D this year itself,” said Janey. The EMC merger is considered to be founder Michael Dell’s answer to the growing demand for technology-enabled businesses as well as the the rising competition between tech giants globally.

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First Published: Sat, September 09 2017. 22:59 IST