Dell: 'Me Too!

By Jessica Davis  |  Print this article 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.

Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com

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