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Dell Acquires Scalent Systems

Dell has announced the acquisition of data centre software manufacturer Scalent Systems.

Dell is set to integrate Scalent technology with its Advanced Infrastructure Manager (AIM).

Brad Anderson, Dell senior vice president, Enterprise Product Group said: "Scalent provides a critical building block for our Virtual Integrated System, the most open, capable and affordable converged infrastructure solution available.”

California-based Scalent Systems was established in 2003 and its investors include Hummer-Wimblad, JK&B Capital, Firstmark Capital and Credit Suisse.

“Scalent brings an open, software-based approach to managing virtual infrastructure. We are very excited about bringing our talented team of professionals into Dell and look forward to Dell’s investment into accelerating our innovation curve,” said Benjamin Linder, CEO of Scalent.

According to the Dell press release, Scalent will allow the company to improve their business solutions, servers, storage and network platforms.

The acquisition is expected to be finalised by the end of the month.

Currently no financial detail have been disclosed.