Dell has selected San Diego-based ScaleMatrix Inc. as one of three strategic partners to provide public cloud computing services in North America.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Cloud computing is software and computer storage marketed as a utility. Software and storage are located off a client’s premises and accessed via the Internet.

Company spokesman James Heller said the news was significant because the partnership will bring clients from outside the region to the San Diego business. He declined to give specifics, but said the deal would bring the company several million dollars in net new revenue per year.

ScaleMatrix is based in San Diego’s Kearny Mesa neighborhood. It is privately held and does not disclose revenue.

Texas-based Dell reported net income of $2.37 billion on net revenue of $56.9 billion in the fiscal year that ended in February.

— SDBJ Staff Report