Could a Dell-EMC deal smooth out the companies' cloud strategy?

Grazed from Fortune. Author: Barb Darrow.

It was pretty clear, earlier this year, that EMC was working to rationalize its scattered strategy for its cloud computing business. Now that the company will be acquired by Dell and Silver Lake Partners in a blockbuster deal announced Monday morning, the question is whether their combined assets will make that effort easier or more complex.

Will Dell’s multiple cloud alliances and Boomi cloud integration product fit into EMC’s cloud portfolio, which includes VMware’s vCloud Air and offerings from Virtustream, the software company it acquired in July? On conference calls Monday morning, EMC EMC chief executive Joseph Tucci said the combined company will have a $30 billion (or more) systems business, a virtualization business in VMware, a computer security business, and a cloud computing business led by Virtustream’s software...

But what will that cloud business look like? When EMC bought Virtustream for $1.2 billion, the idea was to make it the EMC federation’s go-to member for enterprise cloud computing. To that end, there was growing speculation that VMware’s vCloud Air business would move over to Virtustream. And the recent exodus of vCloud Air executives out of VMware seems to confirm that suspicion...

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