All – I get a question pretty consistently: “surely you are planning on moving Cisco UCS out of the Vblock/VxBlock business”.
The answer has been constant (from me, from Michael Dell, from Chuck Robbins): No, there is no current plan to do that.
We have moved the VxRack and VxRail HCI portfolio to PowerEdge at the speed of light…. But in Vblocks/VxBlocks are staying with UCS.
Ultimately – having the most potent rack mount and modular systems on the planet is a huge accelerant for our HCI portfolio. When it comes to our CI block portfolio, we have a working formula, and we’re in no rush to change it.
I wrote a blog on the topic here - Vblock and VxBlock use Cisco UCS - got it?
But – the next question is: “Why?”…. and the question right after that is “Does the Dell EMC PowerEdge team agree – or is it just you Chad?”. It’s inevitable as a big company that “not everybody has read the memo” (me included!)
Here’s the answer right from us together, as a single Dell EMC team (I’m joined by my new Dell EMC friend Ravi Pendekanti – who is the SVP Product Management/Marketing for PowerEdge).