Boudreau replaces Clarke as head of Dell ISG, in the tale of two Jeffs

Jeff Clarke, Dell Technologies’s vice chairman and overall product and operations boss, has stepped away from day-to-day control of the server-to-storage-to-networking-to-protection ISG Group. He passes the baton to EMC veteran Jeff Boudreau, GM for storage inside ISG, who will report to him.

Dan Inbar, SVP in charge of Israel R&D, becomes head of storage and reports to Boudreau. John Roese, CTO in charge of cross-product operation, becomes CTO for all ISG products. Clarke retains his titles and overall responsibilities following the management shuffle.

Clarke spent two years wrestling the conglomeration of Dell servers, switches and storage products and the acquired EMC businesses into a single operation.

He swept away EMC’s notion of a multi-tiered product range with partially overlapping and competing products. And in its place he imposed the Dell way of operating lead brands with co-ordinated product ranges and branding across ISG (Infrastructure Solutions Group.)

The management moves constitute the completion of Dell’s integration with EMC storage operations. The public outcomes so far are PowerEdge servers, and PowerMax, PowerVault, and PowerProtect storage systems along with PowerSwitch network products.

Blocks & Files understands that Dell will have announced the full Power portfolio by or before Dell Technologies World in Spring 2020. This will include the as yet unannounced MidRang .Next storage line which will combine the SC, Unity and Xtremio storage array products.

We might expect the Isilon scale-out filer business to adopt PowerFile or similar branding. Sort out Data Domain branding to Power-something and then it would be a clean Power sweep.

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