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Dell Partners with VMware and Salesforce to Expand into Cloud Computing

Computer maker Dell has partnered with VMware and Salesforce to expand into the cloud system provisioning business.

At the VMWorld conference, Dell announced that it will soon launch its VMware-based public cloud offering, hosting VMware’s vCloud public cloud systems on its data centers. Dell also said it will be integrating its SecureWorks security solutions and those from Trend Micro with the vCloud offering.

According to an article in eWeek Europe, one of the data centers is already live in Texas, and a second one under construction in the Pacific Northwest.

“Dell is excited to announce with VMware our first Public cloud offering that will provide customers with a secure, enterprise solution. With one of the largest bases of VMware installed customers, we will be able to provide seamless interoperability with existing VMware environments,” said Steve Schuckenbrock, president, Dell Services.

At Salesforce’s Dreamforce conference, the company announced that it will soon offer Several Software as a Service (SaaS) applications under the Dell Business Applications brand name, starting with a CRM solution. Dell will be using its Boomi platform to bring SaaS applications to customers as smoothly as possible.