Dell cloud service targets retailers

By Brandon Butler, Network World |  Cloud Computing, Dell, public cloud

Dell has released a trial version of public cloud computing services aimed specifically at the retail industry, joining a handful of companies that are attempting to position their products and services to serve specific vertical niches in the cloud computing market.

Dell's Cloud Client Computing for Retail is an end-to-end service that pairs cloud-hosted applications, such as point-of-sale software, with end-point device management. Combined with Dell servers, Dell Wyse thin clients and Dell's public cloud resources, the company is hoping it can make a compelling case for retailers to migrate their in-house hardware and outsourced applications to Dell.

MORE DELL: Just what is Dell's cloud strategy?

NEWS: IBM: Steampunk frenzy to erupt in next two years

Dell is not the only company that is attempting to capture business by focusing products and services on a specific vertical industry. Amazon Web Services and Terremark -- Verizon's cloud computing division -- have offerings specifically for federal government agencies. Terremark has an entire division dedicated to government cloud computing. AWS's GovCloud is a separate region that only hosts government clients and is completely isolated form its other regions. Having that logical and physical separation allows organizations, like AWS and Terremark, to receive compliance certifications, such as the federal government's Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).


Originally published on Network World |  Click here to read the original story.
Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+

Cloud ComputingWhite Papers & Webcasts

See more White Papers | Webcasts

Answers - Powered by ITworld

ITworld Answers helps you solve problems and share expertise. Ask a question or take a crack at answering the new questions below.

Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+

Ask a Question
randomness