Dell's Cloud Ambitions Asserted With Updates To Server Business

Computer maker Dell has boosted its server business line by announcing new updates to its product range, reinforcing its commitment to cloud computing.

The company has unleashed a new PowerEdge server to ramp up the company's existing server line. Dell has also updated 17 other PowerEdge servers with AMD processors and added new efficiency and virtualisation tools.

Matthew Eastwood, group vice president of research firm IDC's Enterprise Platform Group, said in a statement to One Stop Click “Organisations have been steadily migrating business critical applications to x86 servers, and they are the IT backbone of many data centre operations today.”

Dell is trying to transition from being a systems maker to an IT solutions provider but its server line remains a strong asset for the company, Forrest Norrod, vice president and general manager of Dell’s Server Platforms business, said in an interview with eWeek.

In its financial report released February 15th, Dell reported a 16 percent year-on-year rise in its server division. The company saw server revenue grow by over 14 per cent in every group; large enterprise, small and medium size business, and the public sector.

CEO Michael Dell certainly is positive about the company's transition towards being more services and solutions based, declaring, "customers are now seeing Dell in a fresh light. We’re heading into the new year with strength and optimism.”