Dell Offers Zero Percent Financing on EqualLogic Storage
As small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) feel the squeeze in data storage capacity, Dell’s Financial Services (DFS) division is reaching out to its channel partners with a zero percent financing program for the company’s EqualLogic storage systems.
The Zero-Percent EqualLogic promotion is the first zero-percent offer for the Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) partner channel, and is a 36-month zero percent $1.00 Buyout lease on all EqualLogic storage components with no minimum purchase amounts necessary.
The offer runs through August 3, 2012, and is designed to help customers manage their budget with fixed monthly payments. In addition, DFS financing experts are integrated into Dell’s sales process to speed the transaction.
The EqualLogic arrays work together to automatically manage data, load balance across all resources and scale according to business needs. The platform is based on Dell’s Fluid Data Architecture, designed to manage data at a more granular level, capturing details about each block of data. A data management and movement engine then uses this information to actively store, migrate and protect data.
In an economic climate where access to capital remains an obstacle for small businesses, Dell’s offer is designed to provide a stable, predictable means to manage data storage needs at a time where companies are struggling to manage the flood of data entering their ecosystem.
For channel partners, Dell’s name-brand recognition and breath of solutions gives VARs an opportunity to offer a solid—not to mention affordable—solution to their customers, with the benefit of adding on data management and security services.
Dell has been busy acquiring a range of channel-focused technology companies in the past year or two. In addition to the EqualLogic buyout, we’ve been closely tracking Dell’s purchase of Boomi, Compellent and SonicWall.