Dell Completes Acquisition of Quest Software

Quest SoftwareIf you haven’t already heard, I am excited to announce that Dell has completed the acquisition of Quest. This is an important acquisition for Dell Software because Quest helps extend our capabilities in systems management, security and business intelligence software, and it also strengthens our ability to bring industry-leading, differentiated, and easy to manage solutions to our customers around the globe.

With Quest, Dell will be able to deliver a broad selection of software solutions that will help simplify and solve our customers’ everyday problems and tackle their most challenging IT needs. Quest also brings with it critical mass and key talent. Quest currently has more than 100,000 customers worldwide, 5,000 partners worldwide, 1,500 sales and marketing resources, and 1,300 software engineers. As a relatively young and growing organization, these resources are invaluable to the Dell Software Group.

The acquisition of Quest is a critical step forward for Dell Software because, with Quest, Dell is better able to provide end-to-end solutions that help our customers simplify their operations, maximize workforce productivity, and deliver results faster. Quest supports heterogeneous and next-generation virtualized and cloud environments which is complementary to Dell’s design approach to develop solutions that scale with our customers’ needs. But most importantly, Quest’s software solutions and key technologies are strongly aligned with Dell’s software strategy to expand, enhance and simplify our capabilities and enterprise solutions in four focus areas: Systems Management, Security, Business Intelligence and Applications.

Quest will be joining other Dell Software assets Dell KACE, Dell SonicWALL, Boomi, Dell Cloud Business Applications and AppAssure as part of the Dell Software Group. Dell Software helps customers of every size take advantage of new technologies and address organizational challenges to grow their businesses and remain competitive. For more than a decade, Dell has been making strategic software acquisitions and partnering in the industry to support and enable the hardware and services solutions that we provide to our customers.  Our Software Group, now including Quest, will continue to extend Dell’s capabilities in software IP and total solutions offerings, and draw on the strength of Dell’s distribution capabilities and reputation to help clients in every industry achieve better business outcomes.

Please join me in welcoming Quest to Dell Software, and I look forward to the many opportunities we will have to demonstrate that Quest and Dell are truly “Better Together.”

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