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Dell To Buy System Management Appliance Vendor

Dell picked up some system management capabilities today with the announcement that it will acquire KACE. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based KACE makes the KBOX series of systems management and deployment appliances, both physical and virtual.

Current capabilities of KBOX systems include help for Windows 7 migrations through system deployment, imaging and migration. Other uses for the appliances include device discovery, system inventory, asset management, configuration management, patch management, policy enforcement, vulnerability scanning and service management.

According to Dell's statement on the deal, the appliances are suited for midsized companies and public institutions that are staffed by IT generalists, who can use the help with the specialized tasks the boxes perform. For now, KACE partners will continue to sell the appliances, but they will also be available directly from Dell or from Dell partners.

Posted by Scott Bekker on February 11, 2010 at 11:58 AM


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