Dell acquires Enstratius

Dell today announced the acquisition of Enstratius, which helps organizations manage applications across private, public and hybrid clouds, including automated application provisioning and scaling, application configuration management, usage governance, and cloud utilization monitoring.

Enstratius currently supports more than 20 public and private cloud platforms, including OpenStack, VMware, Rackspace, Amazon Web Services and Windows Azure, with the added flexibility to easily add new clouds.

As customers embrace the promise of cloud computing, many find challenges managing multiple Cloud environments. Enstratius simplifies that management task with a self-service catalogue, design tools and management tools that help customers create and deploy multi-component applications across one or more clouds.

Enstratius is “cloud agnostic,” which enables customers to choose from public and private cloud providers, including Dell and non-Dell clouds.

Cloud management is a key strategic priority for Dell given customers’ rapid adoption of cloud-based applications and the compelling array of cloud deployment models. Enstratius brings Dell cloud infrastructure management for public, private and hybrid-cloud deployments and complements the capability Dell recently acquired from Gale Technologies, now Active System Manager (ASM), by providing enhanced multi-cloud management and application configuration capabilities.

Enstratius also builds upon Dell Software’s strong portfolio of technologies such as Foglight performance monitoring, Quest ONE identity and access management, the Boomi integration platform, and data protection offerings such as AppAssure and NetVault to create a stronger systems management portfolio that enhances multi-cloud management.

“As enterprises increase their use of public, private and hybrid clouds, the need for controls, security, governance and automation becomes more critical,” said Tom Kendra, vice president and general manager, systems management, Dell Software. “Dell, together with Enstratius, is uniquely positioned to deliver differentiated, complete cloud-management solutions to enterprise customers, large and small, empowering them with the efficiency and flexibility in the allocation and use of resources.”

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