Dell Inc. will be designing new servers for large cloud computing environments, and is quite confident that it would keep on taking share in the server market.

As users shift move from competing platforms to x86 servers, Dell will continue to derive maximum benefit from it, according to Steve Schuckenbrock, President of Dell's large enterprise business. He said, "Customers are moving to x86 infrastructure... we're going to continue to take advantage of that".

Dell, which is the world's No. 3 server vendor by revenue, manufactures x86 servers, which are low- to mid-range servers based on standard industry components. According to IDC, it had 11.5% market share in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Dell follows International Business Machines Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. in the server market, but this time Dell surpassed both the rival companies by growing sales 4.5 percent, in October-December period, according to IDC.

The new PowerEdge C-series servers, were revealed by Dell on Tuesday, which are targeted at dense, complex cloud computing environments such as Web service providers, social networking firms like Facebook. It also aims at those who are building "private clouds" that are used internally by individual companies.

The word "cloud" refers to accessing applications or information stored remotely on servers in data centers, rather than on a personal computer locally.


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