Dell is making its second acquisition of 2012 today, with a deal to acquire thin computing vendor Wyse Technologies. Dell announced its intention to acquire network security vendor SonicWALL in March.
Financial details of the Wyse deal were not disclosed.
With Wyse, Dell will be bringing thin client computing technology in-house as part of larger portfolio play that will see Dell’s networking, storage and server business units all benefit.
Dave Johnson, senior vice president for Dell Corporate Strategy commented during a conference call with press on Monday morning that the Wyse acquisition will enhance Dell’s position in the cloud computing space. “It provides synergies with our enterprise solutions business and provides Dell and our customers the ability to integrate server, storage and network solutions.”
Jeff Clarke, president of Dell End User Computing noted that Dell sees a growing opportunity in cloud-client computing, including thin client hardware, client infrastructure management software, virtualization and end-user optimization software, as well as, networking services. In his view, the Wyse technology complements and extends Dell’ virtualization capabilities.
“The acquisition of Wyse and its portfolio of industry leading capabilities is the next step in our end user computing strategy,” Clarke said. “To date, Dell has relied on partner IP solution to solve the thin client market.”