Dell EMC extends cooperation with Cisco

Dell EMC extends cooperation with Cisco

Dell EMC and Cisco have extended their collaboration. Both companies want to build on ten years of collaboration in order to maintain a leading position in the hyper-converged market.

Cisco and Dell EMC have officially extended their collaboration. Both companies have been working together for a decade to offer market-specific solutions. These days, this mainly concerns (hyper)converged hardware, where Dell provides EMC hardware (storage), Cisco takes care of the network part, and Dell also takes care of a piece of software via VMware. The most recent product of this collaboration is the VxBlock 1000: a ready-to-use converged solution.

Market position

Dell EMC is the absolute market leader in the hyper-converged segment according to IDC, and the company assumes that the market will only grow in importance in the coming years. Dell, Cisco and VMware were the first to bring a converged solution to market in 2009, said Dell EMC. Since then, Cisco has been offering Nexus and UCS compute network solutions for different iterations of VxBlock, while Dell EMC profiled itself as a top reseller of Cisco technology.

The two companies are renewing their collaboration for several years. The main driver is the wide range of benefits that the collaboration offers to the customers, although dont change a winning team will probably also play a major role. In short, nothing will change: Dell EMC and Cisco will continue to release hardware together in the years to come, and will probably still be able to take away a very large part of the cake to be distributed.

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