Dell, Microsoft Link On Cloud Deployment

Round Rock-based Dell and computer software giant Microsoft Corp. said this morning that Dell is using Microsoft's Windows Azure platform appliance, as part of its Dell Services Cloud. The firms said that the move will allow Dell to deliver both private and public cloud services for itself, as well as for its enterprise, public, small and medium-sized business customers. Other terms of the agreement between the firms were not disclosed, however, the firms said that Dell Services will begin implementing limited production release of the Windows Azure platform appliance for hosting public and private clouds for its customers.