Dell to acquire Quest
Dell and Quest today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for Dell to acquire Quest, an award-winning IT management software provider offering a broad selection of solutions that solve the most common and most challenging IT problems.
Quest’s family of software solutions and key technologies are strongly aligned with Dell’s software strategy. The acquisition provides critical components to expand Dell’s software capabilities in systems management, security, data protection and workspace management. In addition, Quest’s software portfolio is highly complementary to Dell’s scalable design approach to develop solutions that scale with customer needs.
Dell recently announced the formation of its Software Group to build upon its existing software expertise. The Dell Software Group will add to Dell’s enterprise solutions capability, accelerate strategic growth and further differentiate the company from competitors by increasing its solutions portfolio with Dell-owned intellectual property.
Customer and Partner Benefits
The acquisition of Quest strengthens Dell’s software capabilities to bring to market industry leading, differentiated, and easy to manage solutions for customers worldwide.
Quest’s software portfolio is highly complementary to Dell’s scalable design approach to develop solutions that scale with customer needs.
Dell is invested in preserving and growing Quest’s current channel relationships. Like we have with other acquisitions, we will offer Quest’s existing partners globally an opportunity to join our current PartnerDirect program, which will enable them to preserve the investments made with Quest.