|[December 13, 2012]
DELL Simplifies IT Challenges for Customers Globally with New Software for Management, Security, Mobility and Data Recovery
AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)--
In response to customer needs, Dell (News - Alert) is introducing new software
solutions aimed at helping organizations simplify IT, mitigate risks,
and accelerate business results. In line with the company's
customer-inspired, end-to-end solutions vision, Dell is unveiling Dell
CIO Powerboard, a unified and open software interface that will allow
organizations to maximize visibility and management across their
preferred solution suites. In addition, the company is introducing a
mobile management solution that helps organizations secure and simplify
BYOD, a security portal to help organizations monitor network security
threats, and a data recovery appliance to ensure organizations stay up
and running amid unexpected outages.
"Our acquisition, organic development and integration strategy has
allowed us to make tremendous progress in delivering software solutions
that bridge the gap between what businesses expect and what IT can
deliver," said John Swainson, president of Dell Software. "The next
frontier of innovation is in software, and our focus is on bringing that
innovation to customers with software solutions that are easy to access
and simple to deploy and manage."
Integrated Software Simplifies Enterprise Systems Management
Dell is announcing CIO Powerboard, an integration of its Dell Quest,
KACE, SonicWALL (News - Alert) and AppAssure solutions, all brought together by Dell
Boomi. This game-changing proposition will enable CIOs, IT admins and
Dell sellers and partners a simplified look across their IT
environments, including the services and managed resources throughout
the enterprise to drive improved business results.
CIOs need an end-to-end view of their organization's critical
applications to better leverage IT skills and drive total cost of
ownership. IT admins need powerful products with the ability to
contribute context to the network events affecting productivity and
Dell's sellers and partners need to understand how individual products
in the portfolio come together to contribute to the overall solution.
The new Dell CIO Powerboard will help organizations improve the
integrity of data across their systems within the environment by
creating a normalized view and source of 'truth.'
"This is about business performance," said Carol Fawcett, CIO of Dell
Software. "CIOs need to respond to ever changing IT environments while
business goes on and orders are being placed and processed. If a system
is unresponsive, we need to understand when it started and why, in order
to quickly engage the right IT skill in order to resolve the issue.
Having an end-to-end view like CIO Powerboard will give CIOs this
critical information in a simple and efficient manner to help maintain
For example, a network security appliance like Dell SonicWALL Next
Generation Firewall can provide application usage and access data while
a systems management tool like Dell KACE (News - Alert) K1000 can also provide
information about users and systems that are accessing the application.
Dell AppAssure's backup and recovery system can provide the status of
backup and recovery resources used to deliver the application, while
Dell's Quest Foglight can provide performance information about the same
application. The new unified interface will deliver a broad view of the
IT environment that smplifies awareness, root cause and issue
The integrated health and status information provided by CIO Powerboard
can save CIOs valuable time each workday by not having to assemble
metrics and ensure that systems are running according to service level
agreements, that they are secure, and have been backed up successfully.
The unified interface allows CIOs to have this critical information at
their fingertips while being freed up to focus on more strategic tasks.
CIO Powerboard will provide organizations with a unified view that
includes the status of:
Applications and user experience across multiple technologies
associated with an IT service (e.g. Java, .Net, virtual or physical
servers, databases, networks, etc.)
Networking elements across the IT environment
Users and the PC assets and the software they are using to access an
The protection and backup of managed resources that comprise an IT
Through a set of simple but powerful integrated solutions that allow
organizations to manage applications, systems, devices and data
securely, Dell is delivering software solutions that help simplify IT,
mitigate risk and ultimately help businesses accelerate results.
Security Portal Helps Organizations Anticipate Network Security
To help IT leaders stay current on the world of network security and the
rapidly-changing threat landscape, Dell Software is introducing the Dell
SonicWALL Security Portal. The heart of the portal is the "Security
Education" section, which contains product-neutral materials such as
blogs, white papers, webinars, e-books and security-related games.
Organizations can sharpen their knowledge of network security and
anticipate potential threats with fresh information from Dell SonicWALL,
customers, partners and industry experts.
Beyond education, the Dell SonicWALL Security Portal includes a "Threat
Center" for an up-to-date view into the current landscape of malware,
intrusions and application usage information transmitted from hundreds
of thousands of sensors around the globe. Through the Threat Center,
visitors can view data from around the world and create customized
graphs to see a variety of telemetry data ranging from country of
origin, threat type, top 10 attacks and much more. Finally, the
"Training & Certifications" section is where network administrators,
security experts and Dell partners can access technical training
curriculum to enhance their knowledge and maximize their investment in
the Dell SonicWALL products and security applications.
Mobile Device Management Appliance Secures and Simplifies BYOD
In related news, Dell is helping IT teams manage the proliferation of
mobile devices in the workplace with a limited release of Dell
Mobile Management Appliance. IT infrastructure has become
increasingly complex as more organizations face the demands of mobile
workforces and "bring your own device" (BYOD) programs. The KACE K3000
makes it simple to support and secure corporate and personal mobile
devices running iOS and Android (News - Alert) operating systems with an on-premise
mobile management appliance.
Powerful Dell Integrated Hardware and Software Appliance Restores
Dell is announcing the availability of the Dell PowerVault DL4000
appliance, powered by AppAssure software, which offers organizations a
simple way to protect and ensure the availability of the data and
applications in their growing IT environments. In case of an unexpected
outage, organizations need to be able to quickly recover their
applications and data to maintain business as usual.
The Dell DL4000 is a fully configured 1U backup appliance that
integrates 5.5 terabytes of storage capacity and two standby virtual
machines with Dell AppAssure snapshot, replication, deduplication, and
compression software. The capacity of the Dell PowerVault DL4000 can be
expanded beyond the existing 5.5 terabytes to provide up to 30
additional terabytes of capacity.
The DL4000 with AppAssure includes:
Live Recovery helps restore operations almost instantly, which helps
organizations meet SLA objectives and can reduce risk of data loss
Assured Recovery validates and verifies data and applications daily to
ensure the backup file is completely recoverable
AppAssure Scaling 5 Architecture takes advantage of high-performing,
multi-core hardware to address data growth and offer near-instant RTOs
Pricing and Availability
Dell CIO Powerboard will be available in early 2013.
Dell KACE K3000 Mobile Management Appliance will be available in
January 2013. For more information, click
Dell SonicWALL Security Portal is available now. For more information, click
Dell PowerVault DL4000 will be available Dec. 18, 2012. The list price
for DL4000 with 5 server protection pack and 1 year of maintenance
(includes hardware and software maintenance) is $24,427 (US).
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