April 7, 2011 – Dell is putting $1 billion toward the cloud over the next two years in the form of data centers, customer service outposts and new solutions.

Dell announced Thursday it would spend that money over the next fiscal year building multiple eco-friendly data centers around the world for customer access to outsourcing capabilities and public and private cloud technology. The data centers will focus on infrastructure, platform, and virtual desktop as a service, as well as data storage and disaster recovery backup, according to a news release.

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