Dell: 'Me Too!By Jessica Davis | Print
From mega acquisitions to giant vertical vendor stacks to technology trends such as virtualization and cloud computing, the data center stage was set for drama in 2009. Here's a look back at some of the key plot points from this past year.
Dell: 'Me Too!'
Not to be outdone, Dell this year announced its Efficient Enterprise initiative—targeting services, virtualization and data centers with a portfolio of servers, storage and workstation components.
More recently, Dell announced that its strategy, which now would include a virtualization infrastructure management tool that works with heterogeneous environments, including hypervisors from multiple vendors, would not require data center customers to choose just one vendor and upgrade their whole infrastructure. Rather, Dell said customers could choose a best-of-breed strategy.