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Dell Opens Silicon Valley Executive Briefing and Solution Center

<ul> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Silicon Valley is the 12th solution center to be opened globally in the past year </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Opening marks the second phase of Dell's Silicon Valley R&D center expansion </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Company continues to reach strategic expansion of technology solutions and services through development of cloud computing, software and end-user computing solutions </li> </ul>

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dell Opens Silicon Valley Executive Briefing and Solution Center09:00 EDT Thursday, October 18, 2012 SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Dell today announced the opening of its Silicon Valley solution center to help customers explore, test and deploy end-to-end solutions that help drive business outcomes and create competitive advantage. The Silicon Valley Executive Briefing and Solution Center, located in Santa Clara, is the 12th solution center Dell has opened globally in the past year. The new center supports the strategic expansion of Dell's solutions and services capabilities and highlights a wide range of cloud computing, software, data center and end-user computing solutions. Dell's new Executive Briefing and Solution Center marks the company's second phase of expansion in Silicon Valley following the opening of its Research & Development center in Santa Clara last year. These facilities have allowed Dell to consolidate much of its current Northern California operations and create an innovation hub for the company's expanding Bay Area team members as well as partners and customers. Dell has acquired several Bay Area companies as part of its solutions strategy including Everdream, Force10, KACE, Ocarina, Scalent, SonicWALL, WYSE and Zing. The company has also added hundreds of new positions in engineering, sales and marketing and services. “Silicon Valley is the center of technological innovation and we continue to expand our enterprise capabilities and solutions footprint in the area,” said Paulette Altmaier, vice president of Applications, Dell Software. “The new Silicon Valley Executive Briefing and Solution Center provides a one-stop resource and ‘living lab' for customers that want to develop and test next-generation solutions that meet their unique business needs.” Through a network of Global Solution Centers, Dell is helping customers architect, validate and build solutions—from the data center to the edge of the network. Dell's solution centers offer on-site resources and experts who can assist customers with proof of concept testing prior to deployments in order to ensure that the solutions work in the customer's environment. To date, more than 4,500 customer engagements have been completed at Dell solution centers around the world. Dell recently opened the New York solution center in May 2012. Other Dell solution centers are located in Limerick, Ireland; Shanghai, China; Austin, Texas; Washington, DC (Herndon, VA); Singapore; Chicago, Illinois (Buffalo Grove); Tokyo, Japan; Frankfurt, Germany; Paris, France; Sydney, Australia; and satellite sites in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Bracknell, United Kingdom. For more information about Dell's Silicon Valley Executive Briefing and Solution Center, visit www.dell.com/solutioncenters. Join the conversation at #SVOpening. 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 provides people, processes and technology to help create, improve or support an efficient IT organization. Its 44,000 global team members provide consulting, infrastructure, support, applications and business processes to help organizations operate their IT more efficiently, proactively and securely. Learn more at www.dell.com. Join us at Dell World 2012 – The Power to Do More. Technology professionals will learn from one another and identify key challenges and opportunities connected to the top forces changing business today. Learn more at www.DellWorld.com or follow #DellWorld on Twitter. Dell is a trademark of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Media Contacts:DellKimberly Otzman, 512-924-6965kimberly_otzman@dell.comorWPP Team DellKatelyn Davis, 512-733-3451katelyn.davis@wppteamdell.comorInvestor Relations Contacts:DellRobert Williams, 512-728-7570robert_williams@dell.comorDellDavid Mehok, 512-728-4225david_mehok@dell.com