Dell has acquired Enstratius whose software helps organizations manage applications across private, public and hybrid cloud implementations

Dell Acquires Cloud Management Software Provider Enstratius

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Dell announced on Monday that it has acquired cloud management software provider Enstratius. The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

Enstratius software helps organizations manage applications across private, public and hybrid cloud implementations, and includes automated provisioning and scaling, application configuration management, usage governance and cloud utilization monitoring.

Enstratius, formerly enStratus, has worked with several service providers including Rackspace and JoyentCloud, to extend cloud management capabilities to their customers.

Founded in 2008, Enstratius is based out of Minneapolis and supports more than 20 private and public cloud platforms, including OpenStack, VMware, AWS and Windows Azure. It will continue to work with non-Dell and Dell clouds, and according to Data Center Knowledge report “Dell Acquires Cloud Management Player Enstratius,” big technology players like Dell are increasingly looking to acquire cloud agnostic offerings.

“The big trend among customers is embracing cloud either in a hybrid setup, as part of a larger strategy, or employing multiple clouds for various reasons including cost savings, redundancy and extending overall reach. However, managing multiple clouds is tricky. This is where Enstratius comes in. The big technology players are looking to acquire cloud management offerings that are cloud agnostic.  The Enstratius acquisition enables customers to choose from a wide variety of public and private cloud providers, including Dell and non-Dell clouds.”

Available as SaaS or as on-premise software, Enstratius will expand on Dell’s “end-to-end solutions strategy, bringing key capabilities to deliver cloud management solutions” to its customers, according to the press release.

“As enterprises increase their use of public, private and hybrid clouds, the need for controls, security, governance and automation becomes more critical,” Tom Kendra, vice president and general manager, systems management, Dell Software said in a statement. “Dell, together with Enstratius, is uniquely positioned to deliver differentiated, complete cloud-management solutions to enterprise customers, large and small, empowering them with the efficiency and flexibility in the allocation and use of resources.”

Dell says cloud management is a strategic priority given its customers’ rapid adoption of cloud-based applications. Enstratius brings Dell cloud infrastructure management and extends on the capability Dell recently acquired from Gale Technologies, now Active System Manager, by providing enhanced multi-cloud management and automation.

“We are excited to join the Dell team and bring our expertise to Dell’s rapidly growing cloud-management capabilities,” said David Bagley, CEO, Enstratius. “Together, Enstratius and Dell create new opportunities for organizations to accelerate application and IT service delivery across on-premises data centers and private clouds, combined with off-premises public cloud solutions. This capability is enhanced with powerful software for systems management, security, business intelligence and application management for customers, worldwide.”

Talk back: Do you think Enstratius is a complementary service for Dell? How do you think cloud management will fit in your cloud services offerings over the next few years? Let us know in a comment.

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