Tucci says that combined companies will have 3 major tech hubs - Boston, Austin and Silicon Valley. Hopkinton, MA business will start with $30B revenue. Those of us in MA are definitely concerned with local impact.
None of the major storage elements have much to offer converged or hyper-converged solutions. The Dell server and hyper converged folks could take StorageIO and DSSD, and avoid the rest of the storage. Dell servers can replace Cisco servers within VCE.