EMC is showing heavy interest in boosting its share of the data centre market by moving from storage and related services to servers. Over the past two years, EMC has announced a number of partnerships and products that slipped its toe into the door of the server market. On Tuesday, the company announced a partnership with Lenovo under which the two will build and sell servers, and, of course, storage, beginning with the Chinese market.
Lenovo and EMC have formed a server technology development program that will accelerate and extend Lenovo's capabilities in the x86 industry-standard server segment, according to EMC. "These servers will be brought to market by Lenovo and embedded into selected EMC storage systems over time," the company said.