|[November 16, 2012]
Dell Acquires Gale Technologies, a Leading Provider of Infrastructure Automation Solutions
ROUND ROCK, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Dell today announced the acquisition of Gale Technologies (News - Alert), a leading
provider of infrastructure automation software that allows organizations
to streamline the deployment of on-premise and hybrid clouds for
self-service access to infrastructure. Dell (News - Alert) also announced the formation
of its Enterprise Systems & Solutions organization focused on the
delivery of converged and enterprise workload topologies and solutions
in alignment with Dell's
Gale Technologies 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. Gale Technologies' solution
provides a comprehensive management, automation and orchestration
platform for simplifying end-to-end provisioning across heterogeneous
infrastructures. Gale Technologies delivers automated physical and
virtual resource allocation, preserves best practice enterprise
infrastructure deployment through reusable templates, and masks that
complexity from the end user to provide a valuable enterprise asset.
Gale Technologies' solutions are complementary to Dell's
enterprise approach in that they provide cost-effective management
and orchestration tools that are easy to deploy and customize in both
homogeneous and heterogeneous IT environments. This approach allows
customers to extend their current IT investments to capitalize on new IT
Dell has taken significant steps to expand its enterprise solutions
portfolio to help IT organizations more rapidly respond to business
demands, improve efficiency, and strengthen IT services quality. In its 3rd
fiscal quarter, Dell's server and networking business grew 11 percent
year-over-year. Dell was the only server provider among the top three to
have positive unit growth in the quarter and expects Gale Technologies
to benefit from that reach.
Through the acquisition and development of its own IP, Dell has built a
set of unique assets to deliver the scalable IT infrastructure of the
future based on standardized technologies. The addition of Gale
Technologies will help accelerate the momentum of Dell's converged
infrastructure family, Active Infrastructure, and extend development of
additional integrated enterprise solutions.
"Today, enterprises need solutions that enable operational benefits of
speed, efficiency, and flexibility i the allocation and use of
resources," said Marius Haas, president, 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."
"We are excited to join the Dell team and contribute to the company's
transformation into an end-to-end IT solutions provider by extending the
Active Infrastructure family of converged solutions. Combining Dell's
global scale, reach and enterprise portfolio with our people and
technology will allow IT organizations to greatly improve the agility
and efficiency of today's and tomorrow's data centers," said Nariman
Teymourian, CEO, Gale Technologies.
Enterprise Systems & Solutions Organization
Dell today announced the creation of a new division, the Enterprise
Systems & Solutions organization, to develop converged and enterprise
workload solutions. This group extends Dell's growing enterprise
momentum by focusing on optimizing infrastructure for enterprise
applications and complex workloads to help customers achieve increased
IT agility while balancing capital costs. This new organization will be
led by vice president and general manager Dario Zamarian (News - Alert), who previously
headed Dell's Networking business as vice president and general manager.
Zamarian will report to Marius
Haas, president, Dell Enterprise Solutions Group.
The Enterprise Systems and Solutions organization will accelerate Dell's
ability to design solutions that enable complex topologies to be
deployed more rapidly by customers. The team's charter includes:
Designing repeatable enterprise infrastructure models which enable
pre-built solutions that can be assembled by Dell or customer
Develop a single framework to manage complex topologies that include
server and storage resources, software images, and network
"As customers increasingly move to fully-integrated solutions, we are
favorably positioned to capitalize on these trends with industry-leading
server, storage, networking, and software assets coupled together as
end-to-end systems," said Dario Zamarian, vice president and general
manager, Dell Enterprise Systems & Solutions. "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."
As Zamarian moves to his new role, Tom Burns joins Dell as vice
president and general manager, Dell Networking, reporting to Haas. Burns
comes to Dell from Alcatel-Lucent where he was most recently the
president of the Enterprise and Strategic Industries Business Group.
Prior to this position, Burns was president of the Enterprise Product
Group, responsible for product strategy and all sales and marketing
activities for the company's enterprise business which included, voice,
unified communications and networking and security solutions.
Dell Adds to the Active Infrastructure Family by Expanding Active
Dell last month announced the Active
System Manager, an intuitive tool for the most common infrastructure
administrative tasks that is central to the Active System converged
infrastructure offering. Today, Dell is announcing an expansion of
Active System Manager to include a new, complementary product based on
Gale Technologies technology. This new product will provide customers
with an IaaS platform for end-to-end automation and orchestration of
application, virtual desktop infrastructure and private cloud
deployments using VMware vSphere and Microsoft (News - Alert) Hyper-V virtualization
technologies. It will be available on Dell's current vStart models and
the new Active System 800 early next year. Support for third-party
infrastructure solutions will be available in later releases.
Terms of Transaction
Gale Technologies was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Santa
Clara, Calif. Dell plans to keep Gale Technologies' employees and,
consistent with its approach to previous acquisitions, will continue to
invest in additional engineering and sales capability to grow this
business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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