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: