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Yesterday, Dell announced the largest technology M&A in history with a proposed$67B buyout of EMC and VMware (via EMC’s 80% ownership of VMW). The combined company will have over $80B in revenue, employ tens of thousands of people around the world and sell everything from PCs, servers ...
Dell Foglight has been named to IT Central Station’s ‘Top 10 Most Popular APM - 2015 Edition.’ IT Central Station is a dynamic community site with reviews, recommendations, and other expert advice for technology buyers. Foglight, Dell's application performance monitoring (APM) solutio...
Dell announced the opening of the Dell Internet of Things (IoT) Lab to partner with customers to help them explore, test and deploy IoT solutions that help drive business outcomes and accelerate time to market. The Dell IoT Lab is located in the Dell Silicon Valley Solution Center in S...
IT leaders and practitioners need to know how to embrace shifting business and end-user expectations, and the cloud is a vital part of everyone's strategy to address this challenge. But how do you go about selecting the right cloud services? How do you manage them without adding new ma...
According to Chris Piedmonte, CEO of Suvola Corporation - a software and services company focused on creating preconfigured and scalable Microserver appliances for deploying large-scale enterprise applications, "the Microserver market is poised to grow by leaps and bounds - because com...
“Dell Cloud Manager is a cloud management environment for the consumption of cloud resources and we provide a consistent interface, both in terms of API and in terms of user interface for doing a wide variety of activities core to deploying and operating software in cloud," explained J...
IT leaders and practitioners need to know how to embrace shifting business and end-user expectations, and the cloud is a vital part of everyone’s strategy to address this challenge. But how do you go about selecting the right cloud services? How do you manage them without adding new ma...
Picking the ideal platform for your private cloud strategy is a critical decision – when do you pick commercial VMware and Microsoft-based solutions? When is an OpenStack solution a good option? In their session at 14th Cloud Expo, Brent Doncaster, a Sr. Strategist for Product Market...
Big Switch Networks and Dell on Thursday announced a strategic agreement that will bring state of the art SDN solutions to an increasingly broad audience. Dell will resell the Big Switch Big Tap application, as well as the Switch Light Operating System, running on Dell's high performan...
Dell and Red Hat Inc. have announced the availability of co-engineered, enterprise-grade, private cloud solutions based on OpenStack, the Dell Red Hat Cloud Solution, powered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. The companies also have extended their collaboration to enable...
Dell has successfully learned from social media how to meaningfully increase business sales and revenue. The data, digital relationships, and resulting analysis inherent in social media and social networks interactions provide a lasting resource for businesses and their customers, sa...
Virtualization offers cost-value, performance and security benefits by reducing hardware costs, providing virtualized applications that you can reconfigure easily and meeting all regulatory and compliance guidelines. You don't need to make a prohibitive capital investment, and easy exp...
The recent and rapid evolution of mobile and client management requirements have caused considerable complexity and confusion. Incomplete solutions and a lack of a clear pan-client strategy have hampered the move to broader mobile support at enterprises and mid-market companies alike. ...
Dell and Red Hat Inc. have announced the companies will jointly engineer enterprise-grade, private cloud solutions based on OpenStack to help customers move to and deploy highly-scalable cloud computing models. As part of the expanded relationship, Dell becomes the first company to OEM...
Dell on Thursday announced it is expanding the Dell Cloud Partner Program to include CenturyLink and its new CenturyLink Cloud, giving customers added choice and flexibility in their cloud computing pursuits. Through the Dell-CenturyLink alliance, Dell customers globally now have acces...
We are now working on the next chapter for our white paper Enterprise Cloud Computing, which is entitled OpenStack for the Enterprise. As the name suggests the goal is to provide a succinct but comprehensive overview of one of the technology platforms available to CIOs to implement the...
“Welcome to the world's largest startup!” Thus tweeted Dell Chairman CEO Michael Dell on taking the company private. Almost 70% of shareholders approved the $25 billion leveraged buyout proposed by Michael, including more than half of shareholders who are not associated with the compa...
Check your misconceptions about Social Media at the door. Forget about "buzz" and "awareness": Social Media can be - and should be - a huge revenue channel for your organization. In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, Hollis Tibbetts, Director for Global Marketing Oper...
Congratulations to Virident for being bought today for $645 Million USD by Western Digital (WD). Virident a nand flash PCIe card startup vendor has been around for several years and in the last year or two has gain more industry awareness as a competitor to FusionIO among others. Ther...
In this demo at 12th International Cloud Expo, held June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, Dell looks at cloud-as-a-service solutions and shows how to get started in the cloud. Cloud Expo 2013 Silicon Valley, November 4–7, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in San...
Ten years from now software developers will commute to work only if they’re invited to a corporate party or they have to work for an old fashioned client. Software professionals (not the average 9-to-5 workers) will have a freedom to equip home office to their taste. In our compa...
Let’s see, where were we? Oh, yes, Dell’s special committee had rejected a sweetened offer of $13.75 a share because it didn’t want to throw out the shares sitting on the fence that didn’t vote “yes” or “no” on the buy-out offer to take the company private, leaving it looking likely ...
The Dell board’s special committee has rejected Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners offer to pay $13.75 a share for the company in exchange for not counting shares that don’t vote one way or the other on the buy-out as being against it. In a letter to Michael Dell and Silver Lake m...
After joining with Southeastern Asset Management in signing an open letter to Dell’s special board committee – which is wrestling with Michael Dell’s offer to pay $13.75 a share, 10 cents more a share, to change how the stockholders vote on his leverage buy-out offer is counted – telli...
Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management sent Dell’s special board committee an open letter first thing Monday morning urging its members, who are supposed to be watching out for the interests of Dell shareholders, not to change the rules governing the upcoming shareholder vote on ...
Dell CEO Michael Dell told the Wall Street Journal in an e-mail exchange over the weekend that he intends to stay with the company if his multibillion-dollar offer to buy the joint and take it private isn’t approved by the stockholders. He also said that he won’t support Carl I...
The shareholder vote on whether to sell Dell to its founder Michael Dell and private equity house Silver Lake Partners, postponed last week to July 24 when the initial count wasn’t breaking Michael’s way, has been delayed again until Friday August 2. The Dell-Silver Lake consortium ha...
Dell early Thursday morning put off the stockholders’ vote on whether it should be bought for $13.65 a share by founder Michael Dell and private equity house Silver Lake Partners after the yes votes reportedly proved narrowly short of approval. No results were officially disclosed. Th...
The stock market and its pundits spent Tuesday adjusting to reports that there may not be a shareholders vote on the future of Dell after all and that come Thursday morning the special committee of the Dell board in charge of sorting out offers for the company m...
With 72 hours to go before shareholders vote on Dell’s fate Thursday, T. Rowe Price, whose mutual fund controls a little over 4% of the stock, reiterated its intention to vote against the $24.4 billion privatization plan claiming it undervalues the company. It didn’t say it would v...
Cloud computing is steadily working its way into the U.S. federal government, potentially simplifying access to information for the public, but also creating some consternation over who ultimately controls that data. Some federal agency managers are reluctant to hand over their data t...
After three shareholder advisors backed Dell’s privatization plan, Carl Icahn, the billionaire activist shareholder who’s trying to squeeze more money out of his recently acquired ~9% position in the company, now second only to Michael Dell’s 16% holding, posted an open letter to Dell ...
No sooner had Michael Dell and Silver Lake gotten the go-ahead for their takeover scheme from Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) Monday than Glass Lewis and Egan-Jones, the two other important if not quite as influential proxy advisors, fell into line behind ISS and advised Dell ...
Michael Dell’s scheme to take the company he started in his dorm room 30 years ago private for $13.65 a share got backing Monday from Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), the biggest of the shareholder advisory firms. The news, which represents a sudden about-face for ISS compar...
"The challenges associated with keeping on top of the constant stream of network and infrastructure management events are well known. Entuity has addressed this directly with its new advanced/embedded event management features," said Jim Frey, VP of network management research at Enter...
The special committee of Dell’s board and its JP Morgan advisers figure the Carl Icahn-Southeastern Asset Management counter to the $24.4 billion Michael Dell-Silver Lake buy-out offer can’t be done without another $3.9 billion in financing. They’ve sent a 37-page slide presentation ...
In what may prove a dangerous thing to do, Dell has turned its back on activist investor Carl Icahn and other large stockholders hoping to cash out at a higher return. The board wants to accept Michael Dell’s $24.4 billion buy-out offer and go private. And that’s what it’s telling st...
After trashing its public OpenStack cloud efforts Monday in favor of reselling third-party widgetry – and reportedly canning workers in the 300- man group according to TechCrunch – Dell folk who are left were anxious to say that Dell is still in the private O...
Fancy that. Dell said Monday that its “current in-house multi-tenant public cloud IaaS will be discontinued in the US in favor of best-in-class partner offerings” that it’ll deliver as a single-source supplier. While it’s preaching the gospel of customer choice, it’s saving badly nee...
Dell’s board has again asked billionaire Carl Icahn and his buddy Southeastern Asset Management for more information about their proposal to take over the company. Icahn asked Dell for more information after Dell posted its quarterly results last week and Dell flatly said “no.” It...