by Mark Kidd

Dell Acquires Gale Technologies and Launches Enterprise Systems and Solutions Division

Dell has acquired Gale Technologies, a provider of infrastructure automation software for the deployment of on-premise and hybrid clouds for self-service access to infrastructure. Gale Technologies' intellectual property will serve as a foundation for application, virtual desktop infrastructure and private cloud deployments.

Gale Technologies was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Dell expects to retain Gale Technologies staff and will invest in engineering and sales capability, and terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Gale Technologies solutions are intended to provide cost-effective management and orchestration tools for homogeneous and heterogeneous IT environments

The Gale Technologies acquisition is part of Dell's ongoing process of expanding its enterprise solutions portfolio, supported by 11 percent growth year-over-year in Dell’s 3rd fiscal quarter. Beginning in early 2013, Dell’s Active System Manager will incorporate Gale Technologies technology to provide an IaaS platform for end-to-end automation and orchestration of application, virtual desktop infrastructure, and private cloud deployments using VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization technologies.

Dell has also created a new division, Dell Enterprise Systems and Solutions, to develop converged and enterprise workload solutions. This group will focus on optimizing infrastructure for enterprise applications and complex workloads to balance IT agility with capital costs.

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