Intel processor technologies power data centers throughout the world, and the launch of Intel’s Skylake Xeon processors is an important industry event, not just for technology vendors but for all customers. Customers depend on rapid integration of new technologies to be as competitive and agile as possible, and I’ve spent the past 8 years helping our customers quickly deploy data center technologies through Vblock and VxBlock Systems, which are solely based on Cisco compute technologies.
Dell EMC and Cisco have a decades long commitment of working together on behalf of our customers, and the success of our partnership is evident through our $3B (and growing) Vblock and VxBlock business. We’ve installed thousands of systems, resulting in undisputed market leadership in Converged Infrastructure, and a responsibility in continuing to serve our large and growing customer community.
Today, more than ever, our customers rely on the combined technologies of Dell EMC & Cisco to meet their ever increasing business demands. The newly announced Cisco M5 UCS servers will be an important addition to the VxBlock Systems portfolio. Together with Cisco Nexus, Cisco MDS, Dell EMC Storage, and VMware virtualization, the M5 servers will be fully integrated, supported and sustained as a single system.
Our business continues to grow, as does our partnership. We also continually work on future technology alignment for VxBlock and future architectural enhancements to the Vscale architecture. The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gain momentum, and it will serve as the foundation for our partnership in the coming years.