Darren Thomas, VP and GM of Dell's Storage Business, joined us on Dellshares to discuss Dell's storage strategy and the recent Compellent acquisition.  We're providing this interview to you in  two parts.

Part I:

  1. Compellent acquisition - how it fits into Dell's storage portfolio and the value this asset brings to our customers
  2. Differences/similarities between EqualLogic and Compellent
  3. Dell's play in both SAN and NAS storage
  4. Organic vs. Inorganic investments

Part II:

  1. Economics of Dell's Storage Business
  2. Salesforce capabilities
  3. Dell Storage Forum

Please see the video below for more details.  Transcript for this video is now posted below

As always, we welcome your questions and comments.  We will share Part 2 with you early next week.