GE has signed a multi-year agreement with Dell Technologies, to use Dell Inc. infrastructure and end-user computing solutions to support its ongoing digital transformation efforts. Under the agreement, Dell Inc. becomes the primary IT infrastructure supplier for GE. The deal is one of the largest non-government contracts in Dell Technologies, Dell or EMC history.
Michael Dell, Chairman & CEO, Dell Technologies, said, “Dell Technologies is uniquely positioned to provide customers like GE with the essential building blocks to transform their IT and realize the digital future.”
He added, “We are excited to deepen our relationship with GE to enable them to better serve customers and to continue our mutual exploration of what’s possible for the industrial internet.”
GE will use Dell EMC servers, storage, backup and related professional services, enabling the company to enhance reliability and efficiency of its IT infrastructure with automated and flash-optimized solutions. In addition, GE will use Dell client solutions and peripherals to drive workforce transformation and an improved end-user experience for GE employees worldwide.
The agreement builds on a history of collaboration between the two organizations. GE has previously worked with Virtustream, Pivotal and VMware, all Dell Technologies companies, to support development of its Predix industrial IoT platform. In addition, GE Digital is a Dell IoT Solutions Partner, and the companies have worked together on a variety of Industrial IoT and OEM initiatives.
“GE’s collaboration with Dell Technologies has helped us drive the transformation of GE into a digital industrial company,” said Chris Drumgoole, Vice-President & Chief Technology Officer, Digital Technology, GE.
“The investment we are making today will continue to push us forward and improve the end-user experience for our employees around the globe,” he added.