Cloud is a verb, and Dell EMC has the tools to do it, says CEO Michael Dell

| May 9, 2017

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The big question on attendees’ minds at Dell EMC World in Las Vegas this week is: Can the company compete with Amazon, Google and the like without its own bona fide public cloud?If Michael Dell (pictured), chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Technologies Inc., is in a panic over this, he concealed it well in his interview with John Furrier (@furrier), co-host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, during Dell EMC World. (* Disclosure below.) “If you look at these large public cloud companies, what they’ve done is extrapolated the workload up to the application layer,” Dell said. This is what public cloud customers buy, and any company selling it can compete for those customers — it matters little whether they are pure-play cloud, Dell argued.

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