There seems to be many definitions of what constitutes the “cloud.” While the definition may be up for interpretation, one thing is clear, understanding, simplifying and managing it can be daunting. This is where Dell’s Cloud Solutions come into play with the key themes of flexibility, openness, and simplicity. Rather than firmly positioning Dell as either a public or private cloud provider, we believe a hybrid cloud environment, which encompasses attributes of both, will present a sizable and attractive market. We are excited about the opportunities in supporting an open environment that allows customers to choose what they feel to be the best technologies for their datacenters. We have historically been able to simplify IT through automation, standardization, and ease of deployment and management. This is the focus of our integrated solution stacks of services, software and hardware. They help address some key customer questions from, “how do we take advantage of cloud economics in our infrastructure,” to “what new business applications are enabled through the cloud.” Some of the ways we’re answering these questions include:
We are well positioned to benefit from the projected growth of the cloud, which Gartner estimates could be a $149B market by 2014. We feel our services, solutions and unique capabilities, will bring our customers easy to implement solutions, greater operational efficiency and choice. Look forward to hearing more about our cloud strategy at the analyst meeting in June.
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