According to Bloomberg, besides not liking Dell (which explains why it picked Lenovo for its new partnership to build server and storage systems together), EMC is a “data centre survivor” since Joe Tucci took the helm as CEO about a decade ago. It has been an impressive stretch of growth for EMC. And we wouldn’t be a channel-focused web site if we didn’t point-out much of that success came once EMC truly embraced the indirect model. Thankfully, we don’t have to; Tucci credited the channel himself earlier this year at EMC World.
If you’ve been longing for some good, old-fashioned technology vendor smack-talk, then you’ll like Jeremy Burton. According to a reporter with Bloomberg, the chief marketing officer for data infrastructure vendor EMC Corp. described rival Dell Corp. as a smelly and bloating “beached whale.” Apparently this was over lunch; hopefully he saved the unappetizing language until desert.
Meanwhile, if Dell has any names to call EMC in return we’ll let you know.