Dell Claims They Can Build Cloud 80% Faster Than Cisco

Technology has opened up our world in so many ways, and with its popularity comes a lot of new faces and a lot of new ideas. Smart people gravitating toward a red hot field means competition, and every company is striving to be the one ahead. With the growing ubiquity of Apple products everywhere you turn, you might be surprised to see Dell claiming to have this much of an edge over Cisco, but why 80%? What are they basing this number on?

fast-tech-changesStoring data in the cloud is becoming a fast way to keep companies from using less energy and spending less money on costly management strategies via their own servers and hardware. Powerhouses like Amazon and Google offer lots of basic services to businesses of every kind, and the cost-saving and efficiency benefits are real. Dell has long been in competition with Cisco, and they did call them out specifically with this statement. (Of course, they’re happy to leap ahead of everyone else too.) By Dell’s estimations, the cloud is a 100 billion dollar business, and that with their innovations they can really start to take over the industry.

That ambush has really already started, as more and more companies are replacing Cisco technology with Dell. It stands to reason that Dell is now where they want to be in the market, otherwise they wouldn’t feel that need to call out Cisco so directly and so publicly. The Dell Enterprise President actually Tweeted about how Dell Active System Manager was cheaper and faster than Cisco UCS.

Company’s can be slow to adapt to new changes in technology, as many have been burned by investing in the latest trend only to have it replaced by something much cheaper and better. Cisco has been accused of locking people into overpriced systems, and not encouraging open platforms where people can develop cheaper software for less effort. Dell has an opportunity here to really grow their business, and fill the gap where customers can get the services they want without having to play into the politics of technology competition and changes in the industry.