As its investors continue to mull Silver Lake's LBO offer, Dell (DELL +0.1%) announces it's...

|About: Dell Inc. (DELL)|By:, SA News Editor

As its investors continue to mull Silver Lake's LBO offer, Dell (DELL +0.1%) announces it's buying Enstratius, a developer of software for managing apps deployed across public, private, and hybrid clouds (many enterprises are now using some mixture of the 3). Enstratius claims support for 20+ cloud platforms, including Amazon Web Services, Windows Azure, and OpenStack. The purchase complements Dell's Quest systems management software unit and its Boomi cloud integration tool unit, and the company's broader goal of relying more on enterprise software and less on PCs.