Dell Buys Data Storage Company

Dell is clearly trying to beef up it’s data storage offerings by buying a company called Compellent Technologies Inc. for $884 million. Compellent specializes in storage and recovery of data for small and medium-sized businesses, and this purchase puts Dell in the position of being the player in spaces such as cloud computing and enterprise storage management. Here’s some other things that the press release said:

“Compellent is a natural complement to Dell’s expanding enterprise storage portfolio. The Compellent storage platform will enable Dell to provide customers additional mid- and high-end network storage solutions that simplify and reduce the cost of data management,” said Brad Anderson, senior vice president, Enterprise Product Group. “Compellent’s design focus on intelligently managing data to increase efficiency, agility and resiliency is consistent with Dell’s approach of building solutions that can quickly scale to meet the most demanding enterprise environment.”

“We are excited about our merger with Dell. This is the next logical step in our goal to scale our products, channel and team worldwide,” said Phil Soran, President, CEO and Chairman of Compellent.  “With Dell’s scale and technology leadership, we accelerate the adoption of our virtualized platform, Fluid Data, to redefine the value of enterprise storage for data centers and cloud computing.”

Here’s the thing. Dell has an alliance with EMC. What does this deal do to that alliance?Anybody care to guess?

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