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Dell Continues Shopping Spree With Clerity Buy

Dell continues to splash the cash for acquisitions, this time acquiring application modernisation specialist Clerity

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Just 24 hours after Dell said it is acquiring virtual desktop client provider Wyse, the company also announced it is acquiring Clerity Solutions, a Chicago-based provider of application modernisation solutions.

Terms of the transaction – the 15th company Dell has bought in the last two years – were not disclosed.

Open Standards

Dell has always been all about helping its customers avoid forklift data centre changes in transitioning from legacy systems to new-gen IT, so Clerity adds clarity to that mission.

Clerity describes itself as helping commercial and public sector customers “seamlessly transition from legacy IT systems to converged, open-standards-based platforms,” which is right up Dell’s proverbial alley.

Clerity’s software also provides a faster, more secure path to hosting applications in the cloud, Dell said.

Dell has taken significant steps over the past three years to expand its services capabilities to help customers manage the increasing complexity of IT, including the ability to support growing volumes of data, streamline processes and ease the transition to cloud-based solutions.

Legacy To Cloud

Clerity’s rehosting software package makes it easier for customers to move applications off legacy computing architectures into the new IT environment of their choice. Thanks to its UniKix offering, Clerity helps customers minimise the need to retest systems and retrain IT personnel.

Clerity was founded in 1994. Dell will add Clerity’s approximately 70 employees to the Dell Services team and said it plans to make continued investments to grow the applications modernization capabilities of its services business.

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