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Dell Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant in 2012 Leading Analyst Firm Report on Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services

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Thursday, September 06, 2012

Dell Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant in 2012 Leading Analyst Firm Report on Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services11:00 EDT Thursday, September 06, 2012 PLANO, Texas (Business Wire) -- Dell, a leading provider of services and solutions, has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for North America Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services.i Dell's data center outsourcing and infrastructure services represent one element of its expanding portfolio of end-to-end solutions that offer organizations efficient, effective and scalable IT. Dell's consultants optimize data centers through solutions including server and storage consolidation, introduction and management of standardization, software, hardware and ongoing support. “We believe Gartner's positioning of Dell in the leaders quadrant further solidifies our position as an end-to-end solutions provider,” said Kevin Jones, vice president, Dell Services. “This affirms our continued efforts to provide excellent customer service and drive outstanding results for our customers.” Dell has seen significant increased demand for industrialized services such as desktop virtualization, RIM and Cloud services over the past 12 months, as evidenced by a 400 percent increase of vCloud customers since February 2012. Dell will be at the Gartner Outsourcing & Strategic Partnership Summit in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 10-12 to showcase our focus on customer transformation and ability to execute. Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. i Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, North America” by William Maurer, David Edward Ackerman, Bryan Britz, August 29, 2012. About Dell Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Dell Services develops and delivers a comprehensive suite of services and solutions in applications, business process, consulting, infrastructure and support to help customers succeed. Learn more at Dell is a trademark of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Dell ServicesStephanie Stewart,