NEW YORK (AP) — Dell Technologies is considering merging with business software provider VMware as part of several potential strategic options.

The Round Rock, Texas-based computer maker already owns 82 percent of VMware. The company said the board of directors is reviewing the option.

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Detail of a door to a Dell server and storage device tower. (credit: Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

Dell, which went private in 2013, also said Friday it is considering a public offering of stock.

In a regulatory filing, Dell touted the impact of its buyout of partner EMC in 2016 and said it has repaid about $10 billion in debt since that deal closed.

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