US computing giant Dell today announced it had inked a deal to take over data centre software company Scalent.
The deal will allow the computing company to incorporate Scalent’s infrastructure management tools into its own AIM (Advanced Infrastructure Manager) software with the takeover expected to be completed by the end of the September quarter.
Dell’s AIM software provides administrators with a one-stop shop for multi-server management, allowing control of hardware in both physical and virtual environments. Admins can make changes without the need of altering the physical setup of data centre servers.
“Scalent brings an open, software-based approach to managing virtual infrastructure,” said Benjamin Linder, CEO of Scalent. “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.”
No details on the deal were released.
Scalent last September gain a US patent over its technology for implementing virtual data centres, signing an OEM (original equipment manufacture) deal with Dell to allow the PC company to sell, service and support its V/OE (virtual operating environment) Infrastructure Manager. At the time, Scalent also had OEM deals with Unisys and EMC.