Dell buys Wyse Technology

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Plans cloud client enterprise boost

Dell checked under the sofa and managed to bring enough change together to buy ages-old cloud client computing company Wyse Technology.

Dell reckons that adding Wyse to its roster will help the company with desktop virtualisation, as well as opening the door to providing new products to enterprise customers. In a statement, it boasted that virtual desktops do let enterprise companies run at higher levels of efficiency – so bringing Wyse on board will give Dell another tool to offer customers.

The company wheeled out Matt Eastwood, group VP for enterprise platform research at IDC, to talk up how important the desktop virtualisation market is. It should “continue to see strong growth globally,” he said, “with the larger revenue and margin opportunities coming from the data centre infrastructure, cloud, and services offerings that are tied to thin client and desktop virtualisation sales.” Altogether, according to IDC, the infrastructure stack should race past the $15 billion mark by 2015.

Wyse has been around since the early 80s, but now its presence is specifically in cloud client services, and ranked number one for thin client unit shipments in the last quarter of 2011. With it, Wyse will bring in over 180 patents.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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