Dell to Make EMCs Midrange CX200
EMC's Joe Tucci says the storage leader's "not closing any doors" to future manufacturing deals with Dell.High-end storage leader EMC Corp. is "not closing any doors" to expanding partner Dell Computer Corp.s manufacturing rights beyond EMCs midrange CX200 product, EMC President and CEO Joe Tucci said Monday. In early 2003, Dell, of Round Rock, Texas, will begin manufacturing the CX200, considered by Hopkinton, Mass.s EMC to be a bare-bones version of its flagship midrange CX600, officials said. Whether Dell would manufacture other EMC products has been a concern of users since the partnership began a year ago. EMC itself will also manufacture CX200s, as of early Dec., although Dell and resellers will handle most of the selling and support, officials said.
"Weve worked with Dell to kind of pool our supply chains. Weve trained over 2000 Dell service and sales reps," Tucci said. Dell will build the systems in the United States, Ireland and Malaysia, President and COO Kevin Rollins said.