On September 7 Dell Technologies officially acquired EMC Corp., and became the world’s largest privately controlled technology company.

EMC and Cisco have a long and great legacy, collaborating together for nearly 20 years. Most recently, we’ve demonstrated tremendous value to customers working together to deliver Vblock and VxBlock, converged infrastructure systems that combine the compute power of Cisco’s UCS servers, as well as networking technology, with Dell EMC’s storage and provisioning capabilities. This strong combination allows customers to adopt best-of-breed technology, yet makes it simple to deploy and operate. The result? Data centers that help run the business in a stable, reliable manner. And that’s no small potatoes.

That successful collaboration will continue. Both Cisco and Dell EMC are committed to the partnership at the highest levels – see video from Michael Dell and Chuck Robbins and a blog from Burney Barker, SVP, Sales, Dell EMC.

Chuck Robbins and Michael Dell on the Cisco - Dell EMC partnership
Chuck Robbins and Michael Dell on the Cisco – Dell EMC partnership

Vblock is now a $3B business, and we’re well positioned for the future to take advantage of its tremendous growth potential. We have long-term engineering and sales agreements, and provide joint support, so customers and partners can continue to invest with confidence in our converged solutions.

The foundation of our partnership is very strong, and we are confident that it will only become stronger.

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Frank Palumbo

Senior Vice President

Global Data Center Sales