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Dell To Acquire Cloud Integrator Boomi

Dell today said it will acquire Boomi, which operates a service designed to simplify the integration of cloud services with premises-based infrastructure.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Boomi is a closely-held startup based in Berwyn, Pa., which offers a platform called AtomSphere, described as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) integration offering that eases data transfer between cloud and premises-based applications.

AtomSphere does not require appliances, software or development, according to Dell. Boomi's solution is implemented in a variety of cloud-based apps, notably Salesforce.com's CRM suite, as well as a variety of business application services.

"With AtomSphere, we were able to eliminate 95 percent of our integration costs and now have a completely transparent platform that allows us to analyze customer data real-time," said Salesforce operations manager Tom Fox, in a prepared statement.

According to Dell, Boomi's technology appeals to customers and systems integrators by connecting data between premise and cloud-based apps to "ensure business processes are optimized, data is accurate and workflow is reliable."

Dell also said that Boomi's technology decreases integration time from months to weeks.

About the Author

Jeffrey Schwartz is editor of Redmond magazine and also covers cloud computing for Virtualization Review's Cloud Report. In addition, he writes the Channeling the Cloud column for Redmond Channel Partner. Follow him on Twitter @JeffreySchwartz.

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