April 2, 2012
Dell Acquires Wyse Technology
Wyse, a 31-year-old company, offers a wide variety of products, including cloud clients, cloud storage, mobility and virtualization software.The company has shipped over 20 million units around the globe and has over 200 million people interacting with its products every day.
With this acquisition, Dell will be able to expand what it is able to offer its customers in the cloud computing industry.
Matt Eastwood, Group Vice President of Enterprise Platform Research, IDC, said this industry should continue to see strong growth in the future.
“The total market for desktop virtualization solutions should continue to see strong growth globally, with the larger revenue and margin opportunities coming from the datacenter infrastructure, cloud and services offerings that are tied to thin client and desktop virtualization technology sales,” Eastwood said in a press release.
Wyse ranked number one in thin client unit shipment volume for the fourth quarter of 2011. The company has over 180 patents, both issues and pending, covering software and differentiated intellectual property.
The company serves customers in over 50 countries, and has more than 3,000 resellers of its products.
The addition of Wyse will expand Dell's desktop virtualization capabilities and help provide new solutions and services to its repertoire.
“Desktop virtualization can help organizations streamline IT management, improve productivity and security, and increase cost efficiency for discrete workloads or usage scenarios,” Jeff Clarke, president of End User Computing Solutions at Dell, said in a press release.
“The Wyse Technology desktop virtualization capability complements Dell´s strongest-ever device and computing solutions portfolio, and strengthens our position in offering customers among the broadest set of computing choices from the edge to the core to the cloud.”
Tarkan Maner, president and CEO, Wyse Technology, said the step Wyse is taking with Dell is a "natural progression" of its customers to receive advantages they do not have today.
“The combination of Wyse and Dell provides us with tremendous growth opportunities for our core desktop virtualization business, helps us expand into new and fast-growing market segments including mobility and cloud computing, and provides us with reach and scale we did not previously have." Maner said in the press release.
Wyse also offers management software that can control Apple's iPads and iPhones and Android based devices.
Although the financial terms of the deal was not disclosed, it is expected to close in the second quarter of Dell's fiscal 2013.