Top 4 Dell-EMC merger interviews | #BestoftheCUBE

theCUBE Live With Michael Dell

Throughout most of 2015, the fate of EMC was widely debated across the technology industry with much speculation and innuendo of how the Federation would move forward after investors expressed disapproval of EMC’s operations and sought to break up the company.

Then in October, during Dell World 2015, CEO Michael Dell announced that Dell, Inc. would merge with EMC, providing the company with a new outlook and opportunities. Here are some of the best interviews from theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Medias media team, regarding the merger:

Michael Dell  

At Dell World 2015, theCUBE was granted an exclusive interview with Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell, Inc. Dell spoke about the Dell-EMC merger and his plans for the future.

“We have incredible assets, talent, resources, reach and breadth across the globe,” said Dell about the joining of the two powerful companies.

Read the article or click below to watch Dell discuss the important highlights of the merger.

Marius Haas

After the Dell-EMC merger announcement hit the hallways at Dell World 2015, details of the acquisition were still leaking, and Marius Haas, chief commercial officer and president of Enterprise Solutions for Dell, Inc. joined theCUBE to provide further details about the merger.

He spoke to how the merger came about, Dell’s plans for incorporating EMC’s tech and talent, customer reactions, and the other unknowns.

Read the article or click below to watch the interview that explored the intricacies of one of the largest mergers in the technology space.

Mark S. Lewis

When Mark Lewis, CEO of Formation Data Systems, Inc. and former CTO of EMC, sat down to discuss the merger with theCUBE, during Dell World 2015 , he said, “The secret to this acquisition is the go-to-market capabilities of EMC.”

Lewis felt the pairing of the companies was beneficial for enterprise customers; however, he stated that the new company lacked the revolutionary technology to compete with the key market leaders.

Read the article or click below to watch the interview where Lewis gives his perspective from a unique vantage point.

Chuck Hollis

Dell-EMC merger continued to incite discussion on theCUBE after the Dell World 2015 event. While attending Oracle OpenWorld 2015 , Chuck Hollis, SVP of converged infrastructure systems at Oracle, offered his take on the Dell-EMC pairing in the context of providing customer solutions end-to-end on the stack.

“You basically have two horizontal technology vendors who think they can compete on size,” he said.

Read the article and watch the interview to hear Hollis explain what he thinks the customer is looking for in a solutions provider.

Photo by SiliconANGLE