Dell buys 'cloud' computing company Wyse

Apr 02, 2012
Dell on Monday said it is buying Wyse Technology to expand its business offerings in the Internet "cloud" in the face of softening demand for traditional computing hardware.

Dell on Monday said it is buying Wyse Technology to expand its business offerings in the Internet "cloud" in the face of softening demand for traditional computing hardware.

The Texas-based did not disclose financial terms of the deal for Wyse, which has its headquarters in the California city of San Jose.

"We believe that taking this step with Dell is a very for our business," Wyse chief executive Tarkan Maner said in a release.

"The combination of Wyse and Dell provides us with tremendous growth opportunities for our core desktop virtualization business, helps us expand into new and fast-growing market segments including mobility and cloud computing, and provides us with reach and scale we did not previously have."

Virtualization is a hot trend in which software can get a single computer do the work of several machines.

Dell saw the takeover as broadening the array of online services it sells to businesses at a time when of personal computers is slowing.

IDC enterprise platform research group vice president Matt Eastwood expected the multi-billion-dollar market for "virtualization solutions" in big data centers to see strong growth globally in the years ahead.

Explore further: Microsoft sues Samsung alleging contract breach

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Dell buying US datacenter networking firm

Jul 20, 2011

US computer maker Dell on Wednesday announced a deal to buy high-performance datacenter networking firm Force10 in a move aimed at broadening offerings for businesses.

Dell has not ruled out going private, CFO says

Nov 06, 2010

US computer giant Dell has not ruled out going private as it weighs its options for the future, chief financial officer Brian Gladden said in an interview published Friday

Recommended for you

Microsoft sues Samsung alleging contract breach

6 hours ago

Microsoft on Friday sued Samsung in federal court claiming the South Korean giant had breached a contract over cross-license technology used in the fiercely competitive smartphone market.

Apple closes acquisition of Beats music

13 hours ago

Apple said Friday it closed its $3 billion deal for Beats, the high-end audio equipment and streaming music service, a tie-up that could allow the iPhone maker to reach new audiences.

User comments : 0