Dell Offers OEM Version of Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010
Dell's integration with Microsoft Systems Center Essentials 2010 delivers a solution with a single console to help businesses manage a range of IT tasks. It starts at approximately $5,000 and is aimed at businesses with up to 50 physical or virtual server operating systems.Technology giant Dell reached out to small to medium-size businesses July 14 by integrating hardware management into Microsoft System Center through new Dell Management Packs, Pro Pack and Update Catalogs for Systems Center Essentials 2010 for end-to-end management. Starting at approximately $5,000, Microsoft Systems Center Essentials 2010 offers a solution with a single console to help businesses manage a range of IT tasks. Designed for SMBs with up to 50 physical or virtual server operating systems and 500 client devices, the solution combines systems management for virtualized and nonvirtualized environments, offering companies a Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization environment, including assessing the physical environment and determining whether nonvirtualized servers should be virtualized, and if so, virtualizing them.
"This solution eases systems management of servers and storage for SMB customers with a single, integrated tool," said Sally Stevens, vice president of Dell's server platform marketing department. "Customers can deploy, monitor, update and manage their IT assets through the combination of Dell OpenManage and Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 without having to worry about additional fees or complex bundle schemes. At Dell, our agenda is to empower people with technology."