Dell Buys Systems Management Specialist Kace

Dell Inc. has announced over the weekend that it is buying Kace, a specialist firm in systems management appliances that aims at catering to the requirements of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as well as public sector institutions, such as healthcare, education, etc.

The computer maker has touted that the acquisition would be instrumental in bolstering up its systems management offerings for providing tools for better IT management in mid-sized businesses.

However, the financial terms of the deal aren’t disclosed yet, and the company is expected to close the acquisition during its first fiscal quarter. Kace products' main system management rivals are Altiris, LANDesk, Novell ZENWorks and Microsoft SMS.

Kace is widely known among the IT administrators for its Kbox range of appliances, which are tailored for SMBs having a significantly large number of systems but simply can’t afford an IT administrator or a well-designed software-based server management system.

Steve Felice, president of the Consumer and Small and Medium Business at Dell, said in a statement: “The Kbox family of appliances is highly capable, quick to deploy [and] simple to use and provides a rapid return on investment, exactly the sort of best-value solutions we're delivering to customers”.

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This comes as the second acquisition announcement from Dell in a week, as earlier the company has announced that it was snapping up the assets of Exanet, a bankrupt company in Israel that manufactures Linux-based clustered network integrated storage management software.

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