Will Cloud Computing take EMC from storage maker to storage user?
EMC is mostly known as a company that makes storage. That may change in the future, according to Data Center Knowledge. EMC’s Cloud Computing offering could someday rank them with Google, MSN and others as one of the top users of storage.
EMC’s recent acquisition of Pi, a personal information management startup is a step in that direction, according to Chuck Hollis, EMC’s VP of product alliances:
“Like a diamond being set into a ring by an expert jeweler, Pi is potentially the centerpiece of a very intriguing strategic play. And one that not too many people will initially appreciate, I believe. I think people are having a tough time putting EMC into a neat industry bucket.”
EMC clearly has a unique vertical business model opportunity as a storage provider and consumer.