IT & Network Infrastructure : Dell's New Silicon Valley Headquarters to Shelter Recent Acquisitions
Dell is continuing to act on its ambitions to compete with the biggest of the full-service IT hardware, software and service-provider market. The latest step on its expansion plans came on Oct. 19 when it officially opened a new Silicon Valley research and development center called the Dell Innovation Center. The two-building campus in Santa Clara, Calif., is located on a site once occupied by Palm Computing. Next door to the west is the headquarters of semiconductor maker Marvell Technology Group, which now occupies the old 3Com campus. CEO and founder Michael Dell welcomed a group of several hundred invitees to the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, including California Gov. Jerry Brown and Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews. By 2012, the new research center will house some 700 Dell employees and workers of recently acquired companies including Scalent, Ocarina, Everdream and Zing. Following are some photos from the event and additional information on Dell's data center strategy.