Dell has acquired data storage consultancy the Networked Storage Company for an undisclosed amount.
The move follows its $155m agreement to buy email archiving services company MessageOne, and its $1.4bn acquisition of EqualLogic, its biggest acquisition ever.
Stephen Murdoch, vice president for global infrastructure consulting services at Dell, said: IT infrastructure management and maintenance continue to be increasingly complex and costly. The Networked Storage Company’s Point of Proof methodology is targeted right at the heart of this problem enabling us to offer customers a simple, cost-effective, and manageable route to robust infrastructure solutions.
Dell said the Point of Proof methodology is primarily implemented with storage networks, but can also be extended across the entire IT environment, which can reduce overall costs and complexity of IT infrastructure maintenance and management.