DELL/DATARAM PARTNERSHIP SMELLS A POTENTIAL BUYOUT....WOULD BE A GOOD FIT
The October 23, 2011 announcement below gives some credence to that idea. Michael Dell has followed Dataram on Twitter for a few years now. Dell's acquisition philosophy is to buy companies that it already does business with:
OEM Partnership Between Dataram and Dell
October 3rd, 2011
For XcelaSAN storage acceleration appliance with PowerEdge server
Dataram Corporation announced the selection of Dell OEM Solutions to power its XcelaSAN storage acceleration appliance.
Under this agreement, Dell OEM will manufacture, provide hardware customization, distribute and support Dataram's hardware platform beginning November 2011.
The creation of data continues to drive the storage market, which has led to an increase in spending and predictions of strong category growth over the next five years. According to IDC, the storage software sector experienced its seventh consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth during the second quarter of 2011. Worldwide spending on storage-related spending has increased 10.4 percent during 2010, which represents more than $1.2 billion of incremental spending compared with 2009, according to IDC.
"By leveraging Dell OEM Solutions for distribution, support, hardware customization and other services, Dataram can focus on delivering innovative technologies to optimize data centers' storage capabilities," said Sameer Garde, VP and GM, Dell OEM Solutions. "We are pleased to help Dataram move their resources away from tactical maintenance and toward innovation, so they increase their competitive advantage and speed up time to profit."
XcelaSAN is a HA storage optimization appliance that offers quick and least expensive way to supercharge high I/O applications on mid-range SANs. It dynamically and transparently improves I/O performance up to 30x with intelligent block-level caching, which means customers can improve application performance. Leveraging Dell's OEM-Ready PowerEdge R810 server platform, the appliance will be populated with Dataram memory modules.
"Data continues to grow at an exponential rate and has sparked a surge in demand for storage solutions that are cost-efficient and effective," said Jason Caulkins, Chief Technologist, Dataram. "Our XcelaSan product provides the quickest and least expensive way for organizations to optimize existing storage systems without disrupting operations. In working with Dell OEM Solutions, we are providing the marketplace with a highly scalable and flexible system that will offer global support for our customers' critical data storage application needs."
XcelaSAN models based on the Dell PowerEdge server platform will begin shipments during November 2011 and will be available through select resellers.
Something smells alright, but its not a potential buyout. DRAM contracted DELL to build their xcelafart. DELL builds junk for lots of companies. If anyone wants to make the leap that this means DELL wants to buy DRAM, then you might be interested in the bridge I want to sell you..