Global Sources
EE Times-Asia
Stay in touch with EE Times Asia
EE Times-Asia > Memory/Storage

Dell finalizes EqualLogic buyout

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:SAN solution? buyout? acquisition?

Dell has completed its $1.4 billion acquisition of SAN solutions provider EqualLogic.

The PC manufacturer plans to preserve and build on EqualLogic's channel program in addition to offering products directly from Dell. Current EqualLogic partners will be enrolled into PartnerDirect and eligible for Dell's newest certificationEnterprise Architecture.

Dell modeled its certification requirements and benefits on EqualLogic's channel program and included access to Dell's full server and storage product lines.

In addition to standard benefits offered through PartnerDirectdeal registration, pre- and post-sale support, partner financing and access to Dell's partner e-commerce sitepartners certified in Enterprise Architecture will be able to take advantage of:

  • Free training for proficiency in Dell's full enterprise product line, as well as EqualLogic;

  • EqualLogic's same competitive pricing model; and

  • Lead generation and marketing incentive funds.

    "Virtualization and iSCSI are two keys to simplifying IT," said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO, Dell. "Enterprises are creating data and consuming power at an exponential rate, driving up IT cost and complexity. Together with our PartnerDirect channel, we'll use iSCSI and virtualization to make storing and processing data easier and more affordable for our customers."

    "Customers face extreme challenges with data growth," said Darren Thomas, vice president and general manager, Dell storage. "Their ideal solution is secure storage that uses existing infrastructure, installs in minutes not days, manages itself, grows easily as needs increase and plugs into the virtualized IT ecosystem. That's EqualLogic. And that's the incredible value we will deliver to customers."

  • Article Comments - Dell finalizes EqualLogic buyout
    *? You can enter [0] more charecters.
    *Verify code:


    Visit Asia Webinars to learn about the latest in technology and get practical design tips.

    Back to Top