Michael Dell bought Force 10 a company that was a never ran. because it was cheap and gave him an instant platform. When SDN didn't take off and Dell couldn't sell "Box'es" at 5–6K a pop which is all Dell really knows how to do despite the fud they gave up on networking as a serious line. Couldn't keep the best people and treated the Networking sales team like barnyard animals having them report to AE's that wouldn't know a switch from a router or who were to afraid of not making their ever increasing commodity numbers for compute and servers that they blocked 90% of all networking sales efforts. Having sold Dell storage and Networking and having been a senior sales person at Cisco (10 years), EMC, and Oracle I found that Dell was strictly a commodity company that is trying to wear better clothes. Thus Dell will continue to lay off storage and networking experts as it buys into the myth that compute and server folks can learn it , will learn it and then can or will sell it... its all smoke and mirrors. Frankly I found that by staying with Dell I hurt my career no one looks at the Dell sales team overall as a powerhouse group and your not as competitive when seeking employment with a market making firm.
Well said, @10GFr2R6-ilzg.