Dell’s OpenManage portfolio includes innovative systems management solutions that ensure IT assets are managed effectively, provide optimal performance and deliver continuous service to our customers and to their customers. The most recent enhancementsto Dell OpenManage, available December 15th, further demonstrate our focus on delivering management solutions that are simple to use, drive efficiencies across IT resources, and provide advanced features to ensure availability and security for your infrastructure.
More customers are telling us they endorse our approach and our tools – and recently Dell OpenManage systems management won a Windows IT Pro Community Choice Award for Best System Utility, where community members voted Dell a GOLD recognition and declared, “Dell OpenManage makes the impossible easy!”
Dell OpenManage continues to accentuate simplicity by providing easy-to-learn, easy-to-use, essential functionality in the areas that most benefit efficient use of IT resources: people, processes, technology and budget. Our latest enhancements include:
Installing, certifying and maintaining systems management software agents is a time consuming process for IT staff and also consumes precious CPU cycles. It’s a common practice to require installation of agents to monitor systems and components, especially Network Adapters and RAID cards. But that’s not common with Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers featuring iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller. Though some vendors claim to provide “agentless” monitoring, they actually require that an “agent-light” substitute be installed. ; Not so at Dell, we have “fired our agents” to deliver truly agent-free management - including monitoring NICs and RAID.
We’re commited to help IT Admins alleviate time and resource constraints. Our OpenManage agent-free deployment, monitoring, updates and maintenance solutions offer further proof that we are delivering technology that addresses their issues. For example, in a data center with 10,000 servers, not having to maintain management agents can result in a savings of up to $2.5M over the servers’ lifecycle.*
Additionally, customers are able to accomplish more with their time and maximize efficiency by leveraging these new features:
Additionally, our availability and security features assure customers that their vital applications are readily accessible and protected from disruptive operations. Dell OpenManage is able to provide this through:
Dell OpenManage gives Dell hardware and the operating systems, hypervisors, and applications they support best-in-class systems management. Overall, OpenManage provides the foundation for Dell’s Enterprise solutions by giving customers highly automated, available platforms.
*Calculations based on February, 2012 testing by Principled Technologies on an enterprise with 10,000 servers supporting a total of 20 configurations of operating systems, applications, and hardware with fully-loaded system administrator costs of $98,000/per year.
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