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Dell Provides Infrastructure for Microsoft’s New Cloud Computing Platform

October 27, 2008

Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) today announced that Microsoft Corp. is working with Dell’s Data Center Solutions (DCS) division to build-out and power Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers.

The News:

— Microsoft is working with Dell’s Data Center Solutions (DCS) division to build-out and power Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud services operating system hosted in Microsoft data centers. Dell developed highly-customized server platforms for Microsoft tailored to their physical facility, operating processes and application workload:

— Dell’s supply-chain expertise and manufacturing infrastructure enables the fast delivery of custom-built, fully-configured rack solutions to support the rapid growth of Windows Azure.

— Global scale, data center planning and deployment expertise and customized services enable Microsoft to speed deployment, maximize energy efficiency and minimize total cost of ownership.

Quotes:

— “Hyper-scale computing environments – where infrastructure deployments are measured by up to millions of servers, storage and networking equipment – are changing the way organizations are thinking about their data center requirements,” said Brad Anderson, senior vice president, Dell’s Business Product Group.

— “Today’s announcement is another example of Dell’s innovative approach of working with customers to design and build an infrastructure fully optimized for their hyper-scale computing environments,” said Forrest Norrod, vice president and general manager of Dell’s Data Center Solutions Division.

Additional Information:

Dell Cloud Computing Solutions

Dell Cloud Optimized Solutions

Dell’s Designed-to-order Hardware

Dell DCS Project Management

Dell DCS Custom Services

Dell’s In The Clouds Blog

Windows Azure

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