Dell EMC Flexes IT Infrastructure and Financial Muscle

| May 8, 2017

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At the Dell EMC World 2017 conference today, Dell EMC moved to reduce the upfront costs associated with acquiring converged and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) appliances that would be deployed in an on-premises IT environment to effectively zero.

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