Dell buys UK storage firm


21 Dec 2007

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Dell is to acquire UK data storage company The Networked Storage Company (TNWSC).

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, however. TNWSC is an IT consultancy that specialises in transitioning customers to simplified and cost-efficient IT data storage services. It has a blue-chip customer base that includes several of Europe’s leading financial institutions.

“The Networked Storage Company has an extremely talented team that has developed an industry-leading approach enabling customers to simplify and validate their IT infrastructures,” said Stephen Murdoch, vice-president, global infrastructure consulting services, Dell. “We plan to incorporate its expertise and world-class methodologies as part of our consulting offerings and scale globally.”

“It was obvious from the start of our relationship that Dell shares not only this commitment to clients but also our belief that IT should be less complex and the costs more transparent,” said Simon Pennock, CEO and founder, TNWSC.

“Dell’s global reach and depth of capability will enable us to deliver on this vision through the proven benefits of our point-of-proof methodology.”

TNWSC formed in 2002. Its unique point-of-proof methodology provides an auditable end-to-end process to evaluate, select and implement proven solutions that deliver robust, simplified and cost-effective IT infrastructures.

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