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The 10 Biggest Dell Technologies News Stories Of 2021

Mark Haranas

Here’s the 10 most important Dell Technologies news stories of 2021—from VMware and Apex to channel partner conflict.

10. Dell’s Hardware Started Using More Non-Intel Processors

Historically, Dell Technologies has used Intel CPUs inside its servers and PCs over the years.

However, even with CEO Michael Dell’s close friend and former VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger becoming the new CEO of Intel last year, Dell told CRN his company will leverage the most innovative chips inside its hardware moving forward.

In fact, Dell launched several new PowerEdge servers in 2021 that exclusively use AMD chips.

“As the No.1 provider of servers in the world, you can be sure we’re taking advantage of all the latest ingredients that allow us to provide the best solution out there,” said Dell in an interview with CRN last year. “[Intel CEO] Pat Gelsinger is a great friend and the Ice Lake generation of microprocessors from Intel offer remarkable improvements across all the performance characteristics that are super important. Having said that, there are other microprocessors out there.”

Dell’s commitment to looking across the broad spectrum of chips manufacturers from AMD and Intel to Nvidia and even chip startups comes during an explosion of innovation and massive market competition between the likes of Intel, AMD, Nvidia and companies making Arm-based processors.

Watch to see just how deep Dell goes with Intel competitors in 2022 and if the latest tech shift affects the two companies‘ longstanding partnership in any way.

 
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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