The idea behind Dell Data Center Solutions (DCS) all started with a sketch on the back of a napkin.  A new breed of customer – Internet companies building giant data center capacity – found themselves in need of a new type of server to support their massive scale. This trend didn't go unnoticed over at Dell. In 2007, an intrepid band of scrappy, entrepreneurial-minded engineers under Forrest Norrod saw this opportunity and created a business targeted at specifically addressing these unique needs, and a new server segment along the way. They began creating solutions around servers designed specifically for massive scale environments or what would become known as the cloud.

This group combined a start-up mentality with the resources of a global technology powerhouse – the perfect synergy of pioneer spirit, innovative thinking, and deep technical and marketplace expertise.