IT & Network Infrastructure : Dell's New Silicon Valley Headquarters to Shelter Recent Acquisitions

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-10-20 Print this article Print
About As California As You Can Get

About As California As You Can Get

Austin, Texas-based Dell's new palm-tree adorned research center is located in the north section of Santa Clara, just south of the San Francisco Bay. By next year it will house about 700 Dell employees—mostly employees of several recently acquired companies.
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.
Chris Preimesberger 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 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 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

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