Dell Beefs Up Virtualization Portfolio with Scalent Acquisition

Paul Lilly

Dell has inked an agreement to purchase Scalent, a privately held company specializing in server and data center virtualization management software, the OEM announced.

"Scalent provides a critical building block for our Virtual Integrated System, the most open, capable and affordable converged infrastructure solution available," said Brad Anderson, Dell senior vice president, Enterprise Product Group. "This acquisition will solidify an important component of our enterprise solution portfolio. We know that Scalent software, in combination with Dell servers, storage and network platforms, provide increased efficiency and value for our customers. Scalent’s open architecture is an example of Dell’s ongoing commitment to provide customers with solutions that don’t lock them into proprietary hardware or gateways."

Dell said it plans to complete the acquisition by the end of the month. Once that happens, the OEM will focus on integrating Scalent's infrastructure software into its existing Advanced Infrastructure Manager (AIM) data center software package.

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