Chicago-based 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.
A mere 24 hours after
acquisition of virtual desktop and cloud management provider Wyse, Dell on
April 3 added yet another company to its list of conquests: Clerity Solutions,
a Chicago-based provider of applications modernization and re-hosting solutions
Terms of the transactionthe
15th company Dell has bought in the last two yearswere not disclosed.
Dell has always been all
about helping its customers avoid forklift data center 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
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
Cleritys 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 minimize the need to retest systems and
retrain IT personnel.
Clerity was founded in 1994.
Dell will add Cleritys 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.
Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz