Dell integrates Linux and other open source-based technologies into our enterprise servers (including the newly released Dell PowerEdge 13th generation servers), storage, systems management, and networking. Dell also has a services support ecosystem to help customers from break-fix tech support, to consulting customers on how to efficiently modernize their data center, to migrating off of proprietary environments.
Dell partners with Linux market leaders Red Hat, SUSE, Oracle, and Canonical to ensure we’re providing validated and tested OS configurations that are important for the applications that sit on top of it. We are engaged with the open source communities by creating and moderating open source-related forums, by sponsoring and participating in open source projects, and by being the escalation technical resource for our customers.
See more of an ongoing video blog series here that I created to showcase what Dell does with open source. Below are sample videos that show other ways we integrate Linux and open source to create benefits for our customers. The first video is of our Dell Solution Centers where Dell allows customers to run proof of concepts risk-free — a try before you buy approach — of open source configurations on Dell technologies. The second video demonstrates our robust systems management offering and a bit of the capability with Linux.