Dell has launched OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft System Centre, a portfolio of software tolls designed to help customers utilise and manage standards-based IT resources.
The company said that the new offering streamlines the administrative tasks such as bare metal deployments, server provisioning, and BIOS driver and firmware updates. The software tools enables enterprises to gain visibility, control and flexibility of their Windows-based IT environments.
In addition, the new tools give businesses added flexibility in scheduling non-disruptive IT maintenance tasks and help IT staff allocate resources to projects that support business objectives.
Dell has raised the storage capacity of its PowerEdge R510 server to offer a suitable platform for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and other data-intensive applications. It now supports 24 terabytes of internal storage, making it suitable offering for growing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 or other application data sets.
The company also provides integration tools for Microsoft System Center Management applications covering a spectrum of Dell hardware devices including PowerEdge blade, rack and tower servers, MD-series and EqualLogic storage products, business clients (Dell Precision workstations, Latitude laptops and OptiPlex desktops) and network printers.
Included in the suite is the Lifecycle Controller, which is integrated with Microsoft System Centre Configuration Manager and Server Deployment Pack which helps customers to increase productivity and operational cost savings.
In support of its collaboration with Microsoft, Dell is offering consulting services for simplifing the adoption process for Microsoft System Centre. The services include guidance to explore the features and functionality of Microsoft Systems Centre and offers assistance with an assessment, design and pilot testing and implementation.
Sally Stevens, vice president of platform marketing at Dell, said: “With Dell’s OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft System Centre, we’re offering a comprehensive solution that assists organisations with the management of their Microsoft-based IT environments, all at no charge to our customers. This solution gives our customers the tools they need to become more efficient and to achieve exceptional performance from their Microsoft environments.”