Dell's (DELL) purchase of Quest Software (QSFT) is the by-product of growing demand for...

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

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.