Dell told reporters at a briefing in Tokyo that he saw an "enormous opportunity" from the possible merger of two of his biggest rivals in the enterprise server space.
His optimism is said to stem from a belief that an acquisition by IBM could put Sun's Solaris server platform in doubt. Worries over the future of Solaris could drive more customers to Dell's own x86 server offerings, rather than wait on word from Sun and IBM.
"I think this accelerates the migration and turns a lot of those accounts into an opportunity," Dell was quoted as saying by Reuters.
Dell's remarks come as IBM and Sun are said to be in the midst of acquisition talks. Reports have placed IBM's offer for Sun as high as $6.5bn (£4.4bn), although recent reports suggest that the two sides are far from striking a final deal.
If an IBM/Sun merger were to happen, such a deal would be likely to have its greatest impact in the server market, where Dell, IBM, Sun and HP are all battling for supremacy.
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