Boudreau On VMware, HPE And Roaring Innovation Engine
The future between Dell and VMware is bright with brand new co-engineered products currently in the works, according to Dell Technologies President and General Manager Jeff Boudreau.
“There are some future innovations coming that we’re working on right now with VMware,” said Boudreau, who leads Dell’s $34 billion Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) which includes servers, storage and hyperconverged infrastructure, in an interview with CRN. “There are things across the portfolio, both our Client Solutions Group and ISG, where we are putting solutions together that are going to be better together with VMware.”
Although Boudreau declined to comment specifically on reports that Dell Technologies is considering spinning off its majority 81 percent stake in VMware buying the rest of the stake in the virtualization leader, he said Dell has a “great relationship with VMware and I see that persisting in the long run.”
Boudreau also spoke about how Dell Technologies hybrid cloud strategy stacks up against Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s GreenLake.
“We held and gain share in every single market while others eroded at probably some of the fastest rates in the market if you look at storage or compute. So we’re going in different directions. One is going up, and one is going down,” he said.
In an interview with CRN, Boudreau talks about Dell’s future with VMware, competition against HPE and the slew of new innovations launched over the past two months. “My team is about 14,000-strong in ISG. About 90 percent of those are software engineers and they’re just crushing it right now,” he said.