TEXAS, US- Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) The computer giant has scored a historic US$67 billion deal with EMC, resulting to the merger of these two companies, so here is everything you need to know about the event.
One of the biggest technological mergers has been noted in history after the announcement that Dell is acquiring EMC Corporation for approximately 67 billion dollars.
Both companies gained their popularity during the ’90s, when Dell sold computers and EMC offered corporate storage systems. Today, 25 years later, the tech industry has evolved in all aspects, thus forcing both companies to expand to other fields as well, to the point where Dell now purchased EMC for commercial purposes.
And since this is such a great merger, let’s take a deeper look at the two companies and the need for a collaboration between them that was created somewhere along the way.
Dell rose to prominence in the 1990s mostly thanks to its affordable customizing laptops. With the technological era opening more and more fields to all directions, Dell kept selling computers, displays and servers, but also initiated a series of security services, cloud management software packages and business integration services.
In 2010, Dell bought Boomi, a company that manages services between clouds and since then, investments on the company have accelerated at increasing rates. Three years later, in 2013, the company went private and ever since it has achieved some impressive partnerships with a host of cloud providers, developed so-called converged architectures, and created private clouds for its own customers.
EMC is a 36-year-old company that makes data and storage products for businesses and has an estimated market value of around $50 billion. Sticking to its field and strict policy, the company puts more weight on high-end enterprise storage equipment which is much less threatened by the cloud computing revolution.
As the years passed, EMC also made some key investments in new business areas that proved to help the company increase its popularity and value. In 2004, it acquired VMware, which makes the virtualization software that gave rise to cloud computing in the mid-2000s. In 2010, it purchased Greenplum, which made data warehouse software, and then there was the 2013 launch of Pivotal, which develops data analytics software.
Why did DELL and EMC merge?
So why the two of them together, one would ask. Well, EMC could either go with Hewlett-Packard or Cisco, if they weren’t both so “bite-y”. So the company obviously doesn’t stand to lose anything.
Dell, on the other hand, will benefit a lot by EMC’s additional assets storage, security and data analytics thanks to Pivotal. Of course, Dell has to keep an eye on VMware as it starts to lose its customers who prefer open-source alternatives that come cheaper and more versatile.
So there you have it, one of the biggest technological merges noted in the history of the tech business.