EMC World kicks off with cloud backup and cheaper flash arrays

EMC is going back to basics — but for a new generation of users — on the first day of EMC World on Monday.

This year’s annual user conference will be the last for EMC as an independent company, assuming Dell’s pending $67 billion acquisition¬†goes through later this year as planned. Michael Dell will join EMC’s Chairman and CEO on stage during the Monday keynote session.

But EMC’s core storage business is likely to stay much the same in the short term, because it complements Dell, said Enterprise Strategy Group analyst Mark Peters.

“Clearly, Dell is buying a bigger and better storage company,” Peters said.