Dell to buy Wyse for thin client cloud

Summary:The company has announced its intentions to buy thin-client specialist Wyse for an undisclosed sum

Dell said on Monday it will acquire Wyse Technology in a move that gives the company more virtualisation heft and an entry in thin computing.

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but Dell expects Wyse to add to its fiscal 2013 earnings.

According to Dell, Wyse will complement its enterprise portfolio and give it a "cloud client" addition to its product line-up. Dell has been on an acquisition tear of late as it gobbles up software vendors to extend its reach.

Wyse made its name making thin clients, but has expanded into desktop virtualisation software as well as hardware. In some respects, Dell's move to buy Wyse will put it in competition with VMware and Citrix. Wyse has shipped more than 20 million units and has a broad intellectual property portfolio.

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