As the cloud market continues to mature, many companies are trying to manage multiple versions of the cloud — including private clouds, public clouds like Amazon’s S3 and hybrids of the two — and Dell wants to be one of the players guiding them through that process, according to Nnamdi Orakwue, the company’s vice-president in charge of cloud.
Orakwue told Gigaom’s Structure:Europe conference in London on Thursday that the company’s move to go private in terms of its stock won’t have an impact on its cloud strategy, and that Dell is still focused on trying to serve three market pillars: private clouds, which he called the company’s “bread and butter,” as well as multicloud management services and supplying hardware and services to the largest public-cloud providers.
As the varieties of cloud expand, and some early cloud providers either struggle or even go out of business completely, that creates more opportunity for companies like Dell to manage data across private, public and hybrid models, Orakwue told the Structure conference. Customers are “fatigued by lock-in and fatigued by tricky pricing,” he said, and so they need a friendly partner to help them.
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