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Dell Heads To Cloud With Beta Cloud Marketplace

Dell revealed the availability of its Dell Beta Cloud Marketplace, an offering it said will help partners and customers move workloads to Amazon, Google and other cloud partners. The move, Dell said, is a baby step and one that will rely on partners to help develop and deploy.

Cloud service partners include Amazon, Google and Joyent. Dell's data migration partner is Delphix and its cloud networking partner is Pertino, with Docker signed on as its portability and container partner.

Phase one of the Beta Dell Cloud Marketplace, Dell said, will allow customers and partners to shop for and purchase a variety of cloud services through the same way they would shop for Dell laptops, servers and PCs. Phase two, Dell said, will include allowing partners to resell cloud services and possibly private-label them.

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