by Angela Guess
Mark Hachman of Slashdot reports, "Michael Dell, CEO of his eponymous company, used his keynote at this year’s Dell World conference in Austin, Texas to unveil a technical preview of its private cloud. Other announcements included a partnership with FireEye, over secure customer services, and improvements to support structure such as SupportAssist technology for enterprise platforms. On the consumer side of things, Dell revealed an 18-inch all-in-one Windows 8 PC with a pop-out display that transforms it into a portable workstation."
Hachman adds, "Dell didn’t actually disclose when the company’s private cloud, dubbed Dell Cloud Dedicated Service, would hit its general-release milestone. For those wishing to participate, however, Dell has invited interested parties to email OStechnicalpreview@dell.com for more information."
He continues, "Dell’s private cloud will be based on the open-source OpenStack, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform developed by Rackspace and NASA that launched in 2010. Dell released a statement supporting the open nature of OpenStack: 'While Dell will continue to offer outstanding overall solutions for any type of cloud that customers want to run, the company believes the open and compatible nature of OpenStack allows customers to take advantage of hybrid capabilities to move workloads between private and public clouds'."
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