Dell to acquire Wyse Technology

3 Apr 2012

Computing giant Dell has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wyse Technology, a provider of services, software, and hardware for central management of IT resources, for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition will expand Dell’s enterprise solutions portfolio, broaden its desktop virtualisation offerings and capabilities, and provide new solutions and services opportunities for Dell’s enterprise offerings. 

“The total market for desktop virtualisation solutions should continue to see strong growth globally, with the larger revenue and margin opportunities coming from the data centre infrastructure, cloud and services offerings that are tied to thin client and desktop virtualisation technology sales,” said Matt Eastwood, group vice-president, Enterprise Platform Research, IDC.

“Thin client and desktop virtualisation solutions typically drive high attach rates to data centre solutions, including servers, networking, storage and services. The end-to-end data centre infrastructure stack for these solutions is expected to exceed US$15bn by 2015.”

The deal remains subject to customary conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of Dell’s FY13.