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Dell today announced the acquisition of Enstratius, the Minneapolis-based cloud infrastructure management solution provider, for an undisclosed amount.

Enstratius enables users to deploy and manage enterprise-class applications across private, public and hybrid clouds.

“As enterprises increase their use of public, private, and hybrid clouds, the need for controls, security, governance, and automation becomes more critical,” said Tom Kendra, vice president and general manager of systems management at Dell Software, in a statement on the news.

The acquisition is expected to further enhance Dell’s end-to-end solutions strategy.

“Dell, together with Enstratius, is uniquely positioned to deliver differentiated, complete cloud-management solutions to enterprise customers large and small, empowering them with the efficiency and flexibility in the allocation and use of resources,” added Kendra.

At a recent press event, executives from Dell introduced its new software group to members of the media, and talks revolved around big data and cloud software products.

“Dell wants to be an end-to-end solutions provider, a one stop shop,” said Carol Fawcett, the chief information officer for the group, in an interview. “But we don’t want to be another Oracle.”

Talking of the acquisition, David Bagley, chief executive of Enstratius said in a statement, “We are excited to join the Dell team and bring our expertise to Dell’s rapidly growing cloud-management capabilities.”

Enstratius was founded in 2009, and had raised $3.5 million in venture capital from El Dorado Ventures and Vesbridge Partners in 2011.

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