Dell Continues Cloud Charge With Boomi Buy

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Dell added some Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) integration muscle to its cloud computing arsenal on Tuesday with the acquisition of Boomi and Boomi's AtomSphere Technology.

The Boomi buy, for which the financial terms were not disclosed, gives Round Rock, Texas-based Dell a SaaS application integration service play that will enable VARs and end users to move data and applications between cloud and on-premise systems without software, hardware or coding.

"For years, Dell has been working directly with our customers and SaaS leaders to understand the value cloud computing can bring and the issues customers face when contemplating this paradigm shift," Steve Felice, president, Dell Consumer, Small and Medium Business, said in a statement. "Twenty-six years ago we helped accelerate the move to client-server computing; today we'll help drive a similar transformation with customers turning to the cloud to drive costs down and innovation up."

Dell said that the Boomi, Berwyn, Pa., acquisition will give channel partners the ability to connect information between clients' existing on-premise and cloud-based applications and whittle down application integration time to weeks from months.

According to Dell, buying Boomi, which was founded in 2000, adds cloud application management and integration to its cloud portfolio, areas often seen as barriers to cloud adoption. Boomi's AtomSphere technology is used with a host of cloud-based applications including Salesforce CRM and applications for marketing, financial, human resources, content management and service-desk management.


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