Dell buys software firm Gale Technologies
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 16, 2012 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
Computer maker Dell on
Friday announced that it has acquired Gale Technologies, a
provider of infrastructure automation software.
Gale Technologies offers software that can help customers turn
discrete compute, network and storage resources into integrated
solutions featuring self-service and automation.
Without disclosing the financial terms of the deal, Dell said
it plans to keep Gale Technologies' employees and will continue to
invest in additional engineering and sales capability.
Dell also announced that it will use the acquisition to form a
new Enterprise Systems and Solutions division to design and
deliver integrated enterprise information technology (IT)
Privately-held Gale Technologies was founded in 2008 and is
headquartered in Santa Clara in the U.S. state of California.
The purchase is the latest indication of the increasing
competition among technology giants to create one-stop shop which
packages compute, storage, network, software and other components
into a single, optimized IT solution for enterprises.
Dell's deal came a day after Cisco, the world's largest maker
of computer networking equipment, announced on Thursday that it
intends to pay 125 million U.S. dollars to buy Cloupia, an
infrastructure automation software provider similar to Gale
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