Michael Dell On The Record
Dell Technologies founder and CEO Michael Dell is bullish about his company’s new Dell Technologies Cloud hybrid cloud platform when it comes to market competition against Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s GreenLake.
“We’ll let our share speak for itself,” said Dell in an interview with CRN when asked how the Dell Technologies Cloud stacks up against HPE GreenLake. “All these things are built on software and hardware infrastructure. We’re quite ahead [of HPE]. … We’re going to keep focused on growing our share, and we’re certainly doing a full embrace of on-demand and flexible offerings.”
The Round Rock, Texas-based $91 billion infrastructure giant is the worldwide market-share leader in storage, servers and hyper-converged infrastructure, while virtualization superstar VMware also falls under the Dell Technologies family of brands.
Dell also speaks to CRN about his thoughts on a potential economic recession in 2020, how U.S. and China tariffs are affecting Dell, and the company’s Kubernetes push with VMware to become the worldwide market leader.
“We’re putting Kubernetes right into vSphere,” said Dell. “The Dell Technologies Cloud and our infrastructure solutions are all very tightly integrated together with VMware based on the VMware Cloud Foundation, what we’re doing with the Pivotal Container Service—all of that rides on vSphere.”