Friday, October 19, 2012

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL)’s Brand New Infrastructure Solutions Challenge Rivals Cisco and Hewlett-Packard

Dell Inc.(NASDAQ:DELL) recently held an invite-only event for clients, media, and analysts to talk about the newest updates to its enterprise strategy that comprise modifications spanning from services to software platforms. The strategy, aimed at changing the company’s infrastructures offerings are known as Active Infrastructures, for simplifying the allocation of virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs), private clouds and applications such as Microsoft Lync, Exchange and SharePoint 2010.

Active Infrastructure provides its targeted audience, mainly firms using x86 server architectures, with the following choices:

Pre-Integrated Systems: Engineered, assembled, and pre-tested systems that are ready-to-go, along with deployment support.

Active System Architectures: Customizable blueprints to deisgn virtualized infrastructures.

This new addition to the company, according to Marius Haas, president of Dell Enterprise Solutions, can go from power-on to production, enabling full workloads and save 75% more time than a rival Hewlett-Packard solution. The scalability is also advanced as it can handle twice as many compute nodes than a Cisco UCS system can.

The Active System 800, a PowerEdge M1000e chassis filled with 12th-gen blade servers, Dell Compellent or EqualLogic storage, and a new plug-and-play blade I/O module form the core of the Active Infrastructures. The Active System 800 can also provide a 45% better system performance per watt and 2.3 times more compute nodes per rack.

In addition to the Active System 800, the associated Active System Architectures, and Active System Manager rolling out in most countries by next year and in the US in November, Dell will set up a Silicon Valley "executive briefing and solution center in Santa Clara, California, so that clients can know more about and deploy products from Dell across cloud computing, software, data center and end-user computing.

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