Bring the Data Center to Your Phone: OpenManage Essentials 1.3 with OpenManage Mobile

Today we are announcing OpenManage Essentials 1.3, which includes significant updates to our comprehensive, award-winning data monitoring tool for data center hardware. Customers can now make use of added data center protection through integration with Dell AppAssure for scheduled system backups of server data, operating systems, applications, files and databases, as well as discovery and monitoring of Dell SonicWALL security appliances.

You know that saying, “there’s an app for everything?” Well, that has never been truer than with Dell OpenManage Mobile. It’s one thing to be able to bring your own device to work. It’s even more groundbreaking to be able to bring the data center to your mobile device. This mobile application, developed for IT administrators, helps maintain the availability of your data center servers, storage, and networking appliances through mobile devices, and can also monitor and receive alerts for firewall appliances and 3rd party hardware monitored by OpenManage Essentials. This means that administrators can remotely and securely perform a subset of data center monitoring and remediation tasks from anywhere. Using the OpenManage Essentials management console, administrators can get alerts on issues through push notifications sent directly to their smart devices and address the problem remotely, whether they’re stuck in a meeting, enjoying  a happy hour, or spending an evening with the family at the baseball game.

The combination of OpenManage Essentials and OpenManage Mobile gives you the flexibility and capability to fix large problems on a small footprint. The ease-of-use, intuitive navigation and comprehensive monitoring capabilities such as discovery, inventory,  monitoring, as well as reporting and personalized views to provide extensive coverage for Dell hardware Check out this app for yourself in the Google App store – it’s free!

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