Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Dell to Acquire Everdream for SaaS Mgt

Dell agreed to acquire privately held Everdream, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for remote-service management, for an undisclosed sum.

Dell said Everdream's capabilities complement those provided by its recently acquired SilverBack Technologies, further enabling end-to-end remote management of customers' IT environments. The technology will help Dell extend remote management of critical IT assets from servers, storage, printers, etc. to desktops, notebooks and other end-user devices globally.

Dell plans to continue offering Everdream products through channel partners.

Everdream was founded in 1998 and is based in Fremont, California and operational facilities in Dallas, Texas and Charlotte, North Carolina. The company manages more than 140,000 desktops for companies in 60+ countries around the globe, including ADP, Brocade Communications, Korean Airlines, Midas,, Sonic Automotiv, etc.

  • Earlier this year, Dell acquired privately-held SilverBack Technologies, Inc., a service delivery platform provider for remote monitoring and management of information technology infrastructure such as servers, storage, networks, desktops and notebooks. Financial terms were not disclosed. SilverBack, which started out in 1999 as a Managed Service Provider, supplies a distributed, multi-tenant platform for providing remote management across diverse, customer-controlled networks.

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