A new report from EMC and VMware has data on enterprise digital transformation that, except in virtualization, shows customers are far, far short of where they want to be. The sunny side of the story is that many are taking moves to get there.
EMC’s Data Lake 2.0 significantly enhances the original core-focused Data Lake strategy by extending it to the edge and the cloud, as well as strengthening the core. This is also likely to expand partner opportunities somewhat beyond the very limited involvement thought likely when the original Data lake was announced.
The massive pace of technological change is compelling EMC to reassess how it goes to market with its enterprise alliance partners, and while changes to the strategy are very much a work in progress, they are likely to bring significant change to the relationship between the vendor, its alliance partners, and solution providers.