Dell completes Force 10 acquisition

26 Aug 2011

Dell completes Force 10 acquisition

Dell said today it has finalised the acquisition of Force 10 Networks, a specialist in data centre networking. The move enables Dell to deliver virtual network services infrastructure.

In addition to strategic acquisitions, such as Force10, Dell expects to hire several hundred new team members in engineering, sales and marketing, and services jobs at the Dell Silicon Valley R&D Center.

Dell Force10’s technology allows firms to transform network infrastructures into an open, reliable and scalable data centre and cloud computing fabric.

Dell Force10’s customers include leading web 2.0 and Fortune 100 companies, internet portals, global carriers, leading research laboratories and government organisations with some of the world’s most demanding network environments.

“The addition of Force10 Networks technology gives Dell a data center-class networking portfolio, enabling the company to deliver on converged infrastructure,” said Cindy Borovick, research vice president, data centre networking, IDC.

“Force10 Networks technology architecture will integrate well within Dell’s virtual data centre vision.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years