EMC’s deal with Lenovo is about China, not Cisco
By Tim Stammers, Senior Analyst, IT Infrastructure, Ovum
EMC has struck a deal with Chinese PC and server maker Lenovo. The most important elements of the deal are that Lenovo will resell EMC storage products in China, and EMC will provide Lenovo with technical help developing Lenovo’s x86 servers. The arrangement is likely to provide EMC with improved access to the Chinese market, and has parallels with EMC’s formerly successful resale arrangement with Dell.
It does not pose an immediate threat...