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Michael Dell: If We Don’t Solve Future Problems, ‘We’ll Be Gone’

Mark Haranas

‘A business like ours really exists to solve those future problems. If we’re successful in doing that, we’ll be around for the next 37 years and beyond. If we don’t do that, we’ll be gone,’ says Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell.

Dell Backs VMware’s Multi-Cloud Strategy

What I’ve seen and heard from thousands of the biggest companies in the world, is they have understood the benefits of cloud, but they’ve also understood that it’s not one cloud or another—it’s actually multiple clouds that they want to benefit from. It’s not even the public cloud or the private cloud, it’s really both. Also now, there’s the edge. So what customers have come to is this understanding that it’s really a multi-cloud world, and how can you create consistent infrastructure, consistent operations, and access all the best of these cloud services? While also [addressing] the many concerns that companies have.

They want ownership of their data. They don’t want to be locked into a particular type of infrastructure. They’ve also understood that, for each given workload, there’s probably a right place for that workload, and that changes over time depending on performance, cost and security, etc.

So VMware with its Cross-Cloud Services and Dell Technologies creating the easy button for how 600,000 customers can get implement that—that’s been super well received. It’s not the only answer, right? We’re working with many others as well, but multi-cloud is clearly kind of the next phase of cloud. We’re also seeing enormous growth at the edge which only really emphasizes this point about multi-cloud.

 

 
Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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