PHOTO - KT Ong, GM, Commercial Business, Dell Sales Malaysia.
Innovations in the PowerEdge 12th generation servers mean that customers can take advantage of key enhancements in Microsoft's Windows Server 2012, according to computer firm Dell.
Speaking in early September, Dell Sales Malaysia general manager, commercial business, K.T. Ong said the company's vStart and reference architecture allowed streamlined deployment as well as sees more returns from the Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V virtualisation platform and would be able to cost effectively virualise their data centres and IT infrastructure."
"For decades, Dell has worked with Microsoft to deliver real solutions to customer challenges," said Ong. "This strong partnership has resulted in innovations that accelerate systems deployment and provisioning, and now with agent-free monitoring through the OpenManage Integration Suite for Systems Center 2012."
"With the latest, award-winning Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers, customers can take immediate advantage of the ground-breaking advancements of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 - like high density PowerEdge servers that enable the new increased scalability of clusters and Windows Server Hyper-V," he said.
"By using Windows Server 2012 and Dell PowerEdge, customers are able to automate deployment, updates, monitoring and maintenance of Dell servers in physical and virtual environments through OpenManage integration with Microsoft System Center," said Ong. "Dell Lifecycle Controller Integration is unique in enabling agent-free, automated, remote, one-to-many BIOS and firmware server."
These innovations can enhance workforce productivity by amplifying the access to applications and data which Windows Server 2012 empowers. he added. These benefits are highlighted by Dell's end-to-end Desktop Virtualisation Solutions offering a combination of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), reducing the cost per seat while optimising the user experience.
Ong said that Dell recently announced its DVS Reference Architecture for Windows Server 2012, which provided organisations who use a Microsoft-based virtualisation strategy with an end-to-end virtualisation solution including support for application virtualisation using App-V, and a choice of RDS and virtual machines that are all configured, deployed and managed from a single console.
This reference architecture includes pre-tested and pre-configured hardware including Dell PowerEdge R720 rack servers, EqualLogic Storage, a Force10 networking switch, and select Dell Wyse end points.
By pairing Windows Server 2012 with PowerEdge 12th generation server solutions, customers are able to change the economics of how applications and IT services are delivered using cloud computing and IT-as-a-service, he said. "This is achieved by leveraging Dell's established experience building clouds with some of the world's largest cloud computing providers like Microsoft, Bing Maps and eBay."
"Dell is able to guide customers to maximum efficiency through cloud usage, with technology and expertise," said Ong. "This includes Dell PowerEdge C and DCS solutions, including the C6220 and Modular Data Center (MDC), which power some of the world's largest cloud computing providers; and Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions for Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS)."
"Windows Server 2012 was built on the foundation of Microsoft's deep experience with very large cloud data centres," said Microsoft general manager, product marketing, Windows Server, Mike Schutz. "Dell's 12th generation PowerEdge servers take advantage of Windows Server 2012 breakthrough capabilities across storage, networking and virtualisation. Dell offers innovations such as the Dell Converged Blade Data Center for mission-critical Microsoft workloads."
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