Wyse client terminals interface with its device management, virtualization and cloud software.
Wyse, founded in 1981, is offering its terminals as cloud computing clients that interface with its device management, virtualization and cloud software.
Dell's move is largely considered to be a move to protect itself from slowing PC sales and to get a stronger position in emerging cloud computing sales. According to Dell, Wyse was the leading thin client maker in Q4 2011 and has shipped more than 20 million computers. Wyse also holds more than 180 patents.
The company claims to have more than 3000 resellers and said it sold more than 1 million thin clients in 2011. Financial details were not released, but analysts speculated that the price for Wyse is likely to be somewhere between $400 and $600 million.
“Desktop virtualization can help organizations streamline IT management, improve productivity and security, and increase cost efficiency for discrete workloads or usage scenarios,” said Jeff Clarke, president, End User Computing Solutions at Dell, in a prepared statement. “The Wyse Technology desktop virtualization capability complements Dell’s strongest-ever device and computing solutions portfolio, and strengthens our position in offering customers among the broadest set of computing choices from the edge to the core to the cloud.”
Dell expects the transaction to close during the next fiscal quarter. See herefor more information.