12 Recent Networking And Infrastructure Deals To Keep An Eye On


Dell-Gale Technologies

Money Involved: Undisclosed

Why It Matters: Much like Cisco's pickup of Cloupia, Dell's buyout of Gale Technologies is a cloud management and infrastructure orchestration play. And seeing as there have been almost no tier-one IT vendors with Dell's appetite for acquisition lately, everything Round Rock does on the M&A front is a subject of interest. What Gale brings Dell -- which is triumphing in enterprise even as it tanks in consumer -- is technology that helps customers turn discrete server, storage and networking components into integrated solutions for high-end applications and virtualized, private cloud environments.