Dell opens solution center in Silicon Valley

Infotech Lead America: Dell has opened its solution center in Silicon Valley.

The solution center is expected to assist customers to explore, test and deploy solutions.

The Silicon Valley Solution Center, located in Santa Clara, is the 12th solution center Dell has opened globally in the past year.

Dell said the new solution 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.

Last year, Dell’s opened its Research & Development center in Santa Clara last year.

These facilities enable Dell to consolidate its current Northern California operations and create an innovation hub. Dell has acquired several Bay Area companies as part of its solutions strategy including Everdream, Force10, KACE, Ocarina, Scalent, SonicWALL, WYSE and Zing.

“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.”

Its global Solution Centers are helping customers architect, validate and build solutions. Moreover, Dell’s solution centers offer on-site resources and experts who can assist customers with proof of concept testing.

To date, more than 4,500 customer engagements have been completed at Dell solution centers around the world.

In May, Dell opened the New York solution center. Other 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.

Though Dell has several solution centers in Asia, India is yet to find a place.

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