Leveraging its vast experience, industry best practices and top-of-the-line components, Dell is introducing a new pre-integrated converged infrastructure offering – Dell Active System 800. Part of Dell’s Active Infrastructure portfolio – which blends intuitive infrastructure management, open architectures, flexible delivery models and a unified support model – Active System 800 can enable organizations to maximize the value of their infrastructure investments, driving faster time-to-value, higher efficiency, lower risk, and future-proof flexibility and scalability.

Active System 800 uses a virtualization-optimized converged infrastructure architecture that integrates the latest Dell innovations, including unified management with Dell’s new Active System Manager , modular infrastructure and a converged LAN/SAN fabric. Architected with Dell’s latest iSCSI-accessible EqualLogic PS-6110 arrays, PowerEdge M620 servers, the new PowerEdge I/O Aggregator and Dell Force10 S4810 network switches, this system is designed for highly virtualized environments with applications that demand performance, agility and scalability.

The centerpiece of innovation in the Active System 800 is the Active System Manager. Active System Manager is an intelligent and intuitive converged infrastructure manager that streamlines infrastructure configuration and on-going management. Through capabilities such as template-based provisioning, infrastructure lifecycle management and guided user workflows, Active System Manager enables IT to discover, inventory and configure infrastructure efficiently, and perform common management tasks, such as hardware failure alerting and workload migrations, from a single console.

Here's a quick video overview of the Active System 800 offering: