Dell acquires Cloud-Management company Enstratius

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Dell has announced that they are acquiring Enstratius, a enterprise cloud-management software and services provider. Enstratius delivers single and multi-cloud management capabilities, and helps organizations manage applications across private, public and hybrid clouds, including automated application provisioning and scaling, application configuration management, usage governance, and cloud utilization monitoring. 


The acquisition of Enstratius further enhances Dell’s end-to-end solutions strategy, bringing key capabilities to deliver cloud-management solutions to our customers. Enstratius is available as software-as-a-service or as on-premises software, enabling full control from within a customer’s data center, or via a hosted service. Enstratius currently supports more than 20 public and private cloud platforms, including OpenStack, VMware, Rackspace, Amazon Web Services and Windows Azure, with the added flexibility to easily add new clouds.

Enstratius complements other tools in Dell’s software arsenal like Gale Technologies’ Active System Manager (ASM). Enstratius currently supports more than 20 public and private cloud platforms, with the added flexibility to easily add new clouds. Enstratius supports all leading public and private clouds,including OpenStackVMwareRackspaceAmazon Web Services and Windows Azure. Also worth saying is that Enstratius are “cloud agnostic” so customers can choose any combination of public and private cloud providers, including Dell and non-Dell clouds. 


Simplifying Multi-Cloud Management
As customers embrace the promise of cloud computing, many find challenges managing multiple Cloud environments. Enstratius simplifies that management task with a self-service catalogue, design tools and management tools that help customers create and deploy multi-component applications across one or more clouds. Enstratius is “cloud agnostic,” which enables customers to choose from a wide variety of public and private cloud providers, including Dell and non-Dell clouds. 

Cloud management is a key strategic priority for Dell given customers’ rapid adoption of cloud-based applications and the compelling array of cloud deployment models. Enstratius brings Dell cloud infrastructure management for public, private and hybrid-cloud deployments and complements the capability Dell recently acquired from Gale Technologies, now Active System Manager (ASM), by providing enhanced multi-cloud management and application configuration capabilities. Enstratius also builds upon Dell Software’s strong portfolio of technologies such as Foglight performance monitoring, Quest ONE identity and access management, the Boomi integration platform, and data protection offerings such as AppAssure and NetVault to create a stronger systems management portfolio that enhances multi-cloud management.

Enstratius has earned numerous awards for its innovative technology and contribution to advancing the cloud computing industry, including recognition as one of the 
Top 20 Coolest Cloud Platforms in 2012 by CRN.

Quotes
“As enterprises increase their use of public, private and hybrid clouds, the need for controls, security, governance and automation becomes more critical,” said Tom Kendra, vice president and general manager, systems management, Dell Software. “Dell, together with Enstratius, is uniquely positioned to deliver differentiated, complete cloud-management solutions to enterprise customers, large and small, empowering them with the efficiency and flexibility in the allocation and use of resources.”

“We are excited to join the Dell team and bring our expertise to Dell’s rapidly growing cloud-management capabilities,” said David Bagley, CEO, Enstratius. “Together, Enstratius and Dell create new opportunities for organizations to accelerate application and IT service delivery across on-premises data centers and private clouds, combined with off-premises public cloud solutions. This capability is enhanced with powerful software for systems management, security, business intelligence and application management for customers, worldwide.”

Terms of Transaction
Enstratius was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. Dell plans to keep Enstratius’s employees and, consistent with its approach to previous acquisitions, will continue to invest in additional engineering and sales capability to grow this business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

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