Dell making strides in the cloud

By Freddie Pierce
The cloud computing scene has provided essentially a sink-or-swim situation among the hardware and software giants of the world. Some fear the cloud ma...

The cloud computing scene has provided essentially a sink-or-swim situation among the hardware and software giants of the world. Some fear the cloud market will become increasingly competitive, and some view it as a lucrative business.

One thing’s for sure, though. Dell has never been considered among the leaders in cloud computing, trailing Amazon, Rackspace and IBM.

A piece yesterday in the E-Commerce Times suggested that previous statement is simply not true. The basic assertion of the article is that Dell is turning its lack of traditional systems and software into a building opportunity to capture a larger market share in cloud computing.

How is Dell going to do that? With “flexible, automated and cost-effective cloud solutions,” according to author Jeffrey M. Kaplan.

SEE OTHER TOP STORIES IN THE WDM CONTENT NETWORK

Supply Tech: GXS acquires RollStream

Supply Chain Integration Methods

IBM raises expectations after strong first quarter

Check out May’s issue of Supply Chain Digital!

Dell’s systems are already being used in big-time infrastructures like Google (aka the “Googleplex”) and Microsoft’s Azure Platform as a Service.

Dell’s growth stems from several recent acquisitions like Compellent, Secureworks, Kace and Boomi. These and others are helping Dell build vertical market cloud solutions that cater to specific industries like healthcare.

Dell is one of the largest IT corporations in the world, and employs more than 100,000 people worldwide.

Share

Featured Articles

Procurement talent 'must be retained not acquired'

Staff augmentation is a solution for onboarding new workers with the specific set of skills a company needs but these workers are outsourced, which is do

LinkedIn reacts to AWS Supply Chain: too narrow in scope?

As AWS Supply Chain's is unveiled, LinkedIn reacts to the latest tool to offer value chain visibility, with some calling for a broader feature set

S&OP planning in a state of flux, say EY & KPMG

Sales & operations planning experts from EY & KPMG say although the process is designed to allow businesses to cope with change S&OP is itself in flux

Conference Board maverick driving sustainability change

Sustainability

Automation & robotics – the future of sustainable logistics

Technology

Scoutbee & supplier.io on making headway with supplier D&I

Sustainability