In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks Dell’s pending acquisition of EMC. Along the way, we try to answer the following questions:
- Does this merger make sense in an age where the enterprise seems to be marching away from Datacenters and into the Cloud? Henry points us to an article in Wired that says that the Cloud is eating the future of big enterprise vendors.
- Will Dan ever accept that the enterprise seems to be marching away from Datacenters and into the Cloud?
- How will this merger affect the industry at large?
- What does it mean for HPC?
Dell Inc. and EMC Corporation have signed a definitive agreement under which Dell, together with its owners, Michael S. Dell, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Dell, MSD Partners and Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, will acquire EMC Corporation, while maintaining VMware as a publicly-traded company.