CFDynamics goes Exclusive with Dell

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CFDynamics announced (WebProNews) that they’ve formed a partnership with Dell to exclusively offer Dell PowerEdge servers to customers. I suppose this allows CFDynamics to get servers cheaper, because they won’t offer hardware from Dell’s competitors. But does this mean you are stuck with a Dell, even if you don’t want one? My guess is no, but I’m not a CFDynamics customer (I prefer Linux hosting), so I don’t know. I assume if you want to use an HP for co-location, they’ll let you.I tend to cringe when I hear about any company offering ‘exclusive’ products from one vendor. This means that regardless of features, quality and price, the company is sticking with a preferred vendor. This is usually bad news for customers, and the market in general.