NEW YORK -- Dell agreed to buy privately held Gale Technologies and said on Friday that it would form a new business unit specializing in delivering technology to enterprise customers.

Dell said it would keep the employees of Gale, a Santa Clara-based infrastructure automation software company, and invest in additional engineering and sales capability to help grow the business. It did not disclose the terms of the deal.

Its new enterprise division will be headed by general manager Dario Zamarian, the company said.