back to article Federation fracture: EMC's post-Tucci future is either SALE or SPLIT

Winter has come early for EMC, with hordes of barbarian activist investors pounding at the gates as CEO Joe Tucci's long reign comes to an end. Snowdrifts are building up against the boardroom's windows, blotting out the C-suite's previous sunny vista. One immediate example of EMC's fortunes changing is the reported collapse …

  1. Cthugha

    EMC this , EMC that.....who gives a crap

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Those of us who work for EMC do

      Hope your career is put at risk soon, see how you like it.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      give a crap ??

      well Cthugha, you read it and took time to comment, so you obviously do.

  2. danXtrate

    It's a pity to see one of the last true great tech companies tear itself apart because of "activist investors". These guys are nothing more than modern day pirates as they invest solely for short term gains, not caring what happens to the company as a whole. I'm pretty sure EMC will go the way of the dodo bird if they sell off VMware.

  3. Terafirma-NZ

    It's entirely their own fault. EMC chose to take the CX line to VNX via a multi stage muti step multi product process that left customers paying for it. The argument must have been that the storage market moves so slowly it won't matter. Well turns out it did as its not so slow.

    Viper is the step in the right direction but it needs to be further along. We need Viper Controller, Viper Block and Viper NAS to be components available now with scale out and scale up using real commodity hardware (customer provided or EMC OEM).

    This would end VMAX/VNX/VNXe/Islon/VPLEX products and merge them into a product that can be extended as needed easily with all engineering focused on a single platform. They have the code and the people all that would be left is to realign a more slim company and drop prices to a competitive level.

    How many OS and separate code bases can one company support.

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