Dell to acquire Scalent

We announced today an agreement to acquire Scalent which provides software that makes data center infrastructure dynamic, easily scalable and highly efficient. We’ve been working on this for a while and their product is currently available as the Dell Advanced Infrastructure Manager, or AIM.

Details on AIM are here along with a number of linked documents. As always until the acquisition is closed there is a limit to the amount I can discuss, but this is part of a major software initiative we are working on. Scalent has some key technology which will help us jump start this project, delivering some valuable function to help customers manage their infrastructure.

The formal Dell press release is here.

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I'm Mark Cathcart, formally a Senior Distinguished Engineer, in Dells Software Group; before that Director of Systems Engineering in the Enterprise Solutions Group at Dell. Prior to that, I was IBM Distinguished Engineer and member of the IBM Academy of Technology. I am a Fellow of the British Computer Society ( I'm an information technology optimist.

I was a member of the Linux Foundation Core Infrastructure Initiative Steering committee. Read more about it here.

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