Dell Financial Services Offers Zero Percent Financing on EqualLogic Storage Solutions to Help Growing Businesses Keep Up with Data Demands

  • Promotional offer enables customers to manage their budget with fixed monthly payments and a zero percent $1 buyout lease on all EqualLogic storage equipment
  • The promotion is the first zero percent financing offer available to Dell channel partners

ROUND ROCK, Texas--()--Dell Financial Services (DFS) is offering zero percent financing on Dell’s award winning EqualLogic storage systems for growing businesses feeling the pressure of data growth. With the offer, small and medium businesses have access direct from Dell and through trusted partners to highly virtualized storage technology that scales with their business, enabling them to manage and store critical data as they grow.

The Zero Percent EqualLogic promotion helps small and medium businesses manage their growing data storage needs while preserving their capital for sales, marketing and R&D. Dell EqualLogic arrays, regardless of generation, work together to automatically manage data, load balance across all resources and scale as business demands change. A recent analysis by analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group found Dell EqualLogic systems have the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO)i. Today’s offer includes a zero percent $1 buyout lease on a 36-month term on all EqualLogic storage equipment. Dell Financial Services helps customers manage their budget with fixed monthly payments.

“The number of devices, data movement and usage makes storage a crucial component of accommodating business growth. However, access to capital remains an obstacle for many small and medium businesses looking to scale their IT infrastructures,” said Erik Reichman, vice president and general manager, Dell Financial Services for Small and Medium Business. “With Dell Financial Services, we eliminate a key barrier for customers who can now move forward on long delayed purchases.”

Dell Financial Services understands customers’ technology needs. DFS delivers customized payment solutions to better manage cash flow. In addition, DFS financing experts are seamlessly integrated into Dell’s sales process making financing Dell technology a hassle-free experience.

“Finding capital-efficient technical solutions that speed time to market while providing scale and leverage is the holy grail for entrepreneurs,” said Lauren Flanagan, Executive Chairman, Current Motor. “Thanks to Dell Financial Services we can use our capital for sales, marketing and R&D. We can grow faster this way.”

Zero Percent Promotional Financing from Dell Financial Services a Dell Channel First

The Zero Percent EqualLogic promotion is the first zero percent offer for the Dell partner channel, making it easier for Dell small and medium business channel partners who are storage certified to help their customers acquire business-critical storage. Dell is committed to being a long-term partner for the channel community and is using this offering to set the standard for integration of Dell Financial Services with the PartnerDirect community.

“Dell’s storage solutions, based on the Fluid Data Architecture, enable the right data to be available at the right time for efficient and rapid access and analysis,” said Brian Garrett, vice president, ESG Labs. “This offer makes it easier for small and medium businesses to address not only the technology pain point, but also the business pain point of cash flow. Dell is also recognizing how important channel partners are to their SMB customers by making this offer available through them.”

“The Zero Percent Dell Financial Services EqualLogic offering is a sign of our commitment to making it easy for our partners to work with Dell, enabling them to help growing businesses store their data while providing a flexible way to manage their budget with fixed monthly payments,” added Greg Davis, vice president and general manager Dell Global Commercial Channel.

Pricing and Availability

The Zero Percent EqualLogic offering is a 36-month zero percent $1 buyout lease on all EqualLogic storage componentsii with no minimum purchase amounts necessary and runs through August 3, 2012 in the U.S. The $1 buyout lease gives customers a predictable budget with fixed payments through the end-of-lease term and equipment ownership. In addition, equipment may qualify for a standard depreciation schedule (tax treatment).iii

Dell Storage Forum Boston

The financing offer comes in advance of Dell Storage Forum Boston 2012, an event that promises to engage customer and channel attendees with advanced technical content, open access to experts, networking opportunities and insights into the latest Dell Fluid Data architecture developments and roadmap. The second annual U.S. Dell Storage Forum will take place on June 10-13, 2012 at the Westin Boston Waterfront. Registration for Dell Storage Forum Boston is now open.

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i According to Dell EqualLogic TCO Analysis, April 2012

ii Zero Percent EqualLogic Leasing Offer: applicable for 36-month QuickLease with $1 Buyout end-of-lease purchase option. For qualifying configurations of EqualLogic models. At the end of the $1 Buyout QuickLease, you purchase the equipment for $1, or you may return the equipment to DFS. Zero percent is the discount rate causing the present value of the stream of lease payments scheduled over the initial term of the lease to equal the original cost of the product(s). This percentage does not include any charges other than 36 monthly rent payments (such as taxes, fees, shipping or handling charges). $75 documentation fee applies. All terms subject to credit approval and availability and can change without notice. Provided by Dell Financial Services L.L.C. ("DFS") to qualified Small and Medium Business customers in the U.S. with Dell Direct or with Registered Dell Resellers that are Storage Certified. Not combinable with other Dell, DFS or other vendor offers; assumes product availability. Not available for personal, family or household use. Valid April 27, 2012 through Aug. 3, 2012.

iii Consult your tax advisor Dell and EqualLogic are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

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or
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Investor Relations Contact:
Dell IR
Robert Williams, 512-728-7570
robert_williams@Dell.com