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Dell Acquires Cloud Solutions Provider, Forms New Enterprise Org.; Marius Haas Comments

Marius Haas

Dell has announced the purchase of cloud provider Gale Technologies in addition to the formation of a new enterprise systems & solutions organization to be led by Dario Zamarian, vice president and general manager.

According to a Dell statement, the terms of the transaction were not disclosed and Gale helps customers turn discrete compute, network and storage components into integrated and highly-optimized application, virtual desktop infrastructure, and private cloud solutions featuring self-service and advanced automation.

“Today, enterprises need solutions that enable operational benefits of speed, efficiency, and flexibility in the allocation and use of resources, ” said Marius Haas, president of the Dell enterprise solutions group.

“Gale Technologies integrates well with our active infrastructure family, and provides an intuitive, flexible and comprehensive foundation for application, virtual desktop infrastructure and private cloud deployments for our customers.”

In the third fiscal quarter,  Dell’s server and networking business grew 11 percent year-over-year which the company says, will help Gale Technologies reach more customers with its solutions.

With the formation of a new Dell enterprise business, the company can focus on optimizing infrastructure for enterprise applications and complex workloads to help customers achieve increased IT agility and have complex topologies be more rapidly deployed by customers.

Zamarian who previously led Dell’s networking business as VP and GM will lead the organization.

Zamarian said the new unit can capitalize on customers moving to fully-integrated solutions, storage, networking, and software assets coupled together as end-to-end systems.

“In creating this new organization, we plan to accelerate our ability to deliver differentiated value to customers – providing them with improved operational efficiency and the right balance of capability and price, ” he added.

Tom Burns will join Dell as VP and GM of Dell networking in order to succeed Zamarian.

Burns comes  to the company from Alcatel-Lucent, where he was most recently the president of the enterprise and strategic industries business group.

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