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Dell Unwraps Turnkey Cloud Solutions

Like all the major IT vendors, Dell is looking to booming demand in all things cloud computing to power its growth in hardware and, more recently, in the lucrative services space. This week, Dell unveiled new ways for enterprises to embrace the cloud quickly and leveraging both sides of its business.

These include the Dell Cloud Solution for Web Applications, a turnkey private platform-as-a-service aimed at providing an all-in-one package for businesses moving to the cloud from square one. Dell also talked up new PowerEdge servers, and in particular, hyperscale PowerEdge C servers aimed at cloud systems and high-performance computing. ServerWatch takes a look.


SAN FRANCISCO -- Dell continues to broaden its cloud computing offerings, taking the wraps off a series of turnkey cloud solutions based on the new Intel Xeon 5600 architecture Wednesday. The computer maker also continued a trend of promoting more comprehensive solutions instead of simply products.

Dell's new offerings reflect a new emphasis on services and solutions as opposed to being a hardware provider and letting IBM do the more lucrative services work. Dell acquired Perot Systems last year and a second services company, KACE, earlier this year, greatly enhancing its services capabilities, and this is the first step in it.

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Dell Expands Cloud Computing and Services Strategy