Getting to "Yes" with Dell end-to-end IT infrastructure and OpenManage systems management

Yes, companies of all sizes can have IT all:

Yes, Dell Future-Ready IT is ready now and companies are choosing Dell to replace their aging IT infrastructure, more efficiently manage their IT environments, and to accelerate positive business results.

Yes, Dell PowerEdge servers have provided open-standards, award-winning solutions for our customers for years, and Dell recently added the industry-lauded FX2 converged platform with additional inherent, powerful, and power-saving, management capabilities provided by Chassis Management Controller.

Yes, Dell OpenManage systems management sets a gold standard, yet has still managed to become more relevant, simplified, automated, and even mobile today!

Yes, in addition to local and remote management available through iDRAC with Lifecycle controller, the embedded intelligence in PowerEdge servers, OpenManage Essentials and OpenManage Mobile  also monitor and manage Dell storage, networking, firewall appliances, and third party systems too –from anywhere, at any time.  Data center management now travels with IT Administrators on an Android or iOS mobile device, when and where convenient, or necessary.

Yes, Dell understands that many customers have invested in 3rd party systems management consoles.  They too can experience all the benefits of Dell’s agent-free server lifecycle management capabilities simply by utilizing OpenManage Integrations for Microsoft System Center, VMware vCenter or BMC BladeLogic with their existing IT management solutions.

Yes, Dell engages with thousands of organizations each year who look to Dell for end-to-end enterprise IT solutions, and after implementation, tell us how our technology is working for them and enabling them to improve services to their customers.  In their words:

  • Distributech (Canada): “…Dell provided switching, servers, storage, firewalls and backup… and Distributech now saves hundreds of hours a year of IT staff time with OpenManage Essentials, OpenManage Mobile, and OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft System Center.”
  • China University of Geosciences: “… deployed an HPC solution based on a Dell PowerEdge VRTX shared infrastructure platform and Dell Networking switches to power its research…and has been able to improve efficiency in managing IT by 50 percent through use of the Dell Chassis Management Controller (CMC) module and embedded OpenManage technology.”
  • MakeMyTrip (India): “…chose Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell storage arrays to consolidate their private cloud infrastructure.  OpenManage Essentials provides a single view into all three of their data centers, providing centralized discovery, inventory and management that has reduced the maintenance effort by 50 percent.”
  • And most recently, a large United States financial institution found our Dell FX2 converged system to be the perfect solution for their next-generation virtualization platform and OpenManage Essentials and iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller a huge boost in comparison to the competitors’ tools that provided them little useful functionality. Financial savings accrue rapidly now that this G500 account can quickly perform one-to-many provisioning pushes and automated bare-metal installs which previously had to be done manually.

Getting to “Yes” is truly a “Win-Win” for our customers, their customers, and our partners, with Dell end-to-end IT infrastructure & OpenManage systems management.

About the Author: Sandra Hamilton

Sandra Hamilton is currently the Sr. Product Marketing Manager for the Dell OpenManage systems management portfolio. As an Enterprise Solutions Group subject matter expert for systems management, she is responsible for the development and distribution of globally available, cross-domain messaging and marketing deliverables related to Dell Enterprise Systems Management and Enterprise Infrastructure Hardware solutions. She is a business leader with over 30 years of experience in roles including Sr. Manager of business development, alliances, finance, logistics, training, channel marketing, marketing programs, and optimization of online solutions content. Prior to Dell she was employed by both H.P. and Compaq Computer. Her passion for technology is equal to her interest in childhood development and her previous work as a school teacher and PTA president. Sandra holds a summa cum laude B.A. in Organizational and Behavioral Psychology from the University of Houston.