Tech Shorts Video: Active System Manager is Open and Extensible

Dell has a long history of working with the open source community on important projects like OpenStack and with key partners including Red Hat and Puppet Labs. Recently, Dell worked with Puppet Labs to extend the converged workload automation capabilities of Active System Manager, an infrastructure and workload automation solution.

ASM has an open and extensible architecture that enables customers to fully leverage their existing heterogeneous IT investment…both Dell and Non-Dell. This means being able to plug a new solution into your existing architecture, as well as giving you flexibility in the future to adopt new technical innovations without worrying about your existing investments. ASM sets the standard for ecosystem enablement by supporting 3rd party hardware including Cisco UCS Servers, Cisco switches, Brocade switches and NetApp storage. ASM is also open at the hypervisor layer with support for Microsoft, VMware and Red Hat hypervisors. And there are future plans for even broader ecosystem enablement for ASM.

I recently talked with Steve Scott, Dell Active System Manager Product Manager about ASM’s open and extensible architecture. You can learn more by watching our conversation here:

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About the Author: Sarah Vela

Sarah is the Chief Blog Strategist for Dell Technologies. Born in New York and raised in New England, she has been living and working in the Austin area for over 20 years, but she knows that doesn't make her a true Texan. She joined Dell in the spring of 2011, left briefly for another company, but realized her mistake and returned in November of 2019. Sarah has five kids, two dogs, two cats, and no free time.