I am happy to announce new and updated joint solutions from Dell and Microsoft that can revolutionize the way you run all aspects of your IT infrastructure and operate your business. Over the last 25 years, Dell and Microsoft have worked together to develop innovative complete solutions that combine the best of our hardware, software and services. We often end up with something much better than the sum of the parts.
Much of this joint innovation comes from the upgraded power and sophistication of Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers. We worked closely with Microsoft to pinpoint the technology factors that our customers struggle with when implementing “virtual era” solutions – flexibility, scalability, storage, I/O, systems management – and designed a series of servers capable of addressing these issues for organizations of all sizes. Microsoft has been hard at work evolving its applications to address many of the same concerns.
Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation Series
The increasing complexity of new technologies, the escalating demands of business applications and a huge surge in data volumes are pushing IT infrastructures to the limits of capacity manageability. In response, Dell tapped into deep engineering expertise and worked with strategic partners like Microsoft to design a new series of PowerEdge servers.
Designed for the future and optimized for future versions of Windows Server, Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers are a direct response to evolving data center requirements in the virtual era. With enhanced management and workload solutions, PowerEdge 12th generation servers deliver dramatic performance and management gains. Dell is offering a spectrum of servers in the 12th generation series that can fill multiple roles within an enterprise architecture for improved virtualization, cloud computing, collaboration, and business intelligence.
Virtualization and Private Cloud
As organizations virtualize, integrated management solutions are essential. To support our strategic partnership, Dell and Microsoft have engineered solutions that combine our best virtualization, system management and infrastructure capabilities to deliver strong workload performance and low total cost of ownership.
As a part of the PowerEdge 12th generation server launch, we have refreshed our joint virtualization and private cloud offerings and added new integration points.
Dell’s pre-engineered vStart solutions are based on proven solutions and best practices from thousands of Dell and Microsoft integration, engineering and implementation projects. When paired with Dell’s implementation services they accelerate the journey to the cloud and provide a rapid time-to-value for virtualization and private cloud projects.
Managing IT infrastructure in the virtual era can be challenging. Dell and Microsoft have built an integrated portfolio of systems management tools that simplify and automate essential tasks in managing your physical and virtual IT infrastructure. Dell has an extensive integration (and possibly the widest set of integrations) with Microsoft System Center © across our hardware portfolio. We provide monitoring and management capabilities with Microsoft System Center for our Dell Servers (PowerEdge), including our embedded management technology with the iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller, Storage (EqualLogic, PowerVault MD, Compellent etc.), Dell Biz Client (Latitude, Precision, Vostro), Dell Printers, and Dell PRO pack for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, etc. The Lifecycle Controller frees up valuable admin time for Dell and Microsoft System Center customers around hardware configuration, OS Deployment and hardware patching independent of the operating system or the hypervisor running on the host system.
Dell’s focused strategic partnership with Microsoft and our deep knowledge of Microsoft collaboration software enable smarter deployment of solutions with Dell hardware and services to enable workforce communication & productivity.
Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
Dell offers a host of innovative business intelligence and data warehousing solutions based on the PowerEdge 12th generation platform and Microsoft ® SQL Server © 2012 and are able to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes. These solutions are well-tested, proven and verified and can be deployed using a complete portfolio of Dell components and services that enhance the Microsoft software experience.
Our focused strategic partnership with Microsoft and our deep knowledge of the Microsoft suite of applications enables smarter deployment of solutions using Dell hardware and services. Together, we give you the ability to modernize and grow your infrastructure over time to meet business objectives.