As part of Dell’s (NASDAQ: DELL) ongoing acquisition binge, the company last week snapped up Make Technologies, continuing the buildout of its end-to-end solutions from hardware through application migration service. The deal expands Dell Services capabilities with Make’s applications modernization software and services.

As businesses look to reduce the total cost of ownership in their IT environments by transitioning business-critical applications from legacy systems to cloud infrastructure and open standards based platforms, Dell’s latest deal aims to help its customers shrink the cost, risk and time required to re-engineer those apps. After all, who doesn’t like to save money?

Make, headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., provides customers with end-to-end application portfolio transformation solutions that modernize portfolios of legacy applications and develops automated application and code migration tools to re-architect legacy application software and data to a more modern architecture. The company’s products include TLM Enterprise Suite, an applications migration software suite available in two flavors, Portfolio Assessment Edition and Re-Architecture Edition.

Make’s employees, which number about 100, will transition to the Dell Services team, according to a release from Dell. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed, though the deal is expected to close in the second quarter of Dell’s fiscal year.

Dell’s senior vice president of corporate strategy said by implementing the technologies acquired in Clerity Solutions -- also announced last week -- and Make, the company can help customers consolidate their legacy applications on industry standard infrastructure, which would simplify operational environments, lower their infrastructure costs and enable them to leverage the cloud. If architecture can be compared to frozen music, it looks like Dell is looking to thaw things out and remaster the mix.