“Today, enterprises need solutions that enable operational benefits of speed, efficiency, and flexibility in 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, 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 architects
- Develop a single framework to manage complex topologies that include server and storage resources, software images, and network connectivity.
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 System Manager 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 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. About Dell Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com. Dell World Join us at Dell World 2012 – The Power to Do More. Technology professionals will learn from one another and identify key challenges and opportunities connected to the top forces changing business today. Learn more at www.dellworld.com or follow #DellWorld on Twitter.