Dell has been working for the last four plus years outfitting the biggest of the big web superstars like Facebook and Microsoft Azure with infrastructure. More recently we have been layering software such as Hadoop, OpenStack and crowbar on top of that infrastructure. This has not gone unnoticed by web pub GigaOm:
Want to become the next Amazon Web Services or Facebook? Dell could have sold you the hardware all along, but now it has the software to make those servers and storage systems really hum.
They also made the following observation:
Because [Dell] doesn’t have a legacy [software] business to defend, it can blaze a completely new trail that has its trailhead where Oracle, IBM and HP leave off.
Letting customers focus on what matters most
Its a pretty exciting time to be at Dell as we continue to move up the stack outfitting web players big and small. The idea is to get these players established and growing in an agile and elastic way so they can concentrate on serving customers rather than building out their underpinning software and systems.
Stay tuned for more!
- GigaOm: Dell’s golden opportunity is not in the servers
- Blog: Introducing the Dell | Cloudera solution for Apache Hadoop — Harnessing the power of big data
- Blog: Dell announces availability of OpenStack solution; Open sources “Crowbar” software framework
Pau for now…