EMC remolds itself, launches managed services

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EMC remolds itself, launches managed services

EMC has announced a relaunch of sorts, and now touts itself as an information infrastructure provider.

EMC has announced a relaunch of sorts, and now touts itself as an information infrastructure provider.

The vendor, best known for its enterprise data storage offering, now claims to derive more than half of all revenues from software and services.

According to A/NZ MD, David Webster, the company’s global services business now accounted for some 37 percent of all revenues, with software accounting for 17 percent and platforms 46 percent.

GM Software, Andrew Littleproud, claimed that EMC’s status as a software vendor was "one of the best kept secrets in the industry."

He said the company could now stake a claim to being the world's seventh largest software vendor, based on revenue, ahead of companies like BMC, Compuware and Siebel.

To back up its claims on the services side, the vendor has also announced the local launch of a suite of managed services.

These include residency services – which see EMC professional services staff placed onsite to manage day-to-day storage operations; managed utility services - which combine onsite services with pay-as-you-grow asset procurement; and storage management services - which provide onsite EMC personnel to provide SLA-based storage management support.

The managed services will be offered directly to customers using EMC’s in-house services team, with rates "comparable" to competitors such as EDS, director technology services, Tony Simonsen, said.
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