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Dell Buys Scalent

Round Rock-based Dell said Thursday afternoon that it is buying Silicon Valley firm Scalent, a developer of network virtualization, monitoring and operations software for the data center. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. According to Dell, it will integrate Scalent's technology into its Advanced Infrastructure Manager (AIM) solution. Scalent was venture backed by Credit Suisse FirstMark Capital, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, and JK&B Capital.