Dell calls VCE “top strategic priority” for EMC in open letter targeted at VCE customers and investors
Dell boss Michael Dell has written an open letter to investors and customers of VCE that attempts to dispel fears about the upcoming acquisition of EMC by his company.
Announced last October, the $67 billion (£47bn) Dell-EMC deal is the biggest technology acquisition in history, but customers of EMC’s multiple technology subsidiaries, such as VCE, have been worried.
But Michael Dell claims that little will change for customers, especially for customers of converged infrastructure company VCE.
“Dear VCE Customers and Partners,” Dell wrote, “VCE, which is now the Converged Platforms Division, is a top strategic priority for EMC, and we share a desire to accelerate VCE’s growth and maximize the value that VCE brings to you.
“We know that VCE is a centerpiece of EMC’s 2016 plans, and we are extremely enthusiastic about VCE’s future and our continued partnership with Cisco,” wrote Dell.
VCE was founded in 2009 in a cloud project between EMC, VMware, and Cisco. Part of EMC’s Federation, the companies main selling point is helping customers shift to the cloud using converged infrastructure.
But after the announcement by Dell of its planned EMC acquisition, doubt arose about the future of VCE.
“VCE has enjoyed tremendous success, pioneering the converged infrastructure market with the Vblock System, which today is the world’s leading converged system,” wrote Dell.
“After joining with Dell, VCE’s close working relationship with Cisco will continue. Vblock will continue to follow Cisco’s compute and networking roadmaps and EMC’s storage roadmaps to bring the latest technologies to VCE customers.”