According to the Future-Ready IT survey recently commissioned by Dell and Intel, IT decision-makers cite 6-to-1 that reducing operational complexities in data centers is a top priority. In the Dell PowerEdge 13th Generation servers, we are excited to offer new additions that will allow customers to meet unique application and workload requirements as they bridge between traditional and new IT models. Along with these additions, the systems management innovations represent a real evolution for the customer.

In our research and in talking with customers we found that 60% of IT managers are managing their servers at the box. To address that for this new generation of servers, we focused heavily on features that simplify and streamline those processes for our customers. Here are just a few highlights on how we have achieved that in this generation:

iDRAC Quick Sync

We are excited to introduce our iDRAC Quick Sync technology, which allows users to take care of some basic management of their PowerEdge servers with a near-field communication (NFC) device, such as a smart phone or tablet. Users can set their IP address, boot devices, and even pull off inventory information and health reports while at the box.