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2012, 1:48 PM
Dell's (DELL) purchase of Quest Software (QSFT) is the by-product of growing demand for...
Dell's (DELL) purchase of Quest Software (QSFT) is the by-product of growing demand for integrated hardware/software solutions, says Information Week's Charles Babcock. A hardware-centric approach isn't enough for many companies deploying virtualized servers, and Quest's virtualization backup and management solutions fill a major hole in Dell's arsenal. However, Evercore's Rob Chira is concerned integrating Quest's diverse product line, the result of several acquisitions, won't be easy.