KACE™ Expands DELL Support With New ApplianceKBOX™ Systems Management Appliance Now Features Dell Hardware
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Nov. 10, 2009 – KACE™, the leading systems management appliance company, today announced the availability of its newest KBOX™ Systems Management Appliance, now featuring Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) hardware. By utilizing Dell PowerEdgeTM Servers, KBOX appliances offer customers enhanced ease-of-use and deployment, especially for those organizations that have standardized purchasing and support policies defined for Dell. This announcement builds on KACE’s recent certification in Dell’s PartnerDirect program and reflects a growing relationship between the two.
"As a Dell Certified Partner, we’re pleased to offer customers our award-winning KBOX Systems Management appliance now built using Dell server hardware," said Mike Regan, vice president of customer service and operations at KACE. "Dell and KACE customers will experience value in countless ways, benefiting from seamless deployment and operation in Dell environments, and a reduction in overall IT costs."
Joint customers will benefit from the latest KBOX in the numerous ways, including:
- Fast deployment and ease-of-use with Dell R610 remote management capabilities, with additional cable and rack mount support for fast installations;
- Enhanced KBOX RAID configuration flexibility, allowing IT operations to leverage Dell’s "swappable" hard drives;
- Easy KBOX integration into existing operations and support for users leveraging Dell support and maintenance;
- Alignment of purchasing processes for combined KACE and Dell orders.
This announcement builds on top of KACE’s recent certification as a Dell partner. KACE has integrated Dell OpenManage systems management technology into the KBOX Systems Management Appliance to maximize the benefits of both well-known management solutions. The most recent releases of the Dell Business Client and Server Update catalogs are integrated and automatically downloaded through the KBOX appliance.
"Small and medium businesses are looking for out-of-the box solutions, and appliances are particularly attractive to the SMB market," said Sam Burd, vice president, product group for Small and Medium Businesses at Dell. "We’re excited that KACE is shipping its management appliances featuring Dell hardware. This combination offers our joint customers an easy way to adopt, deploy and maintain robust system management solutions."
KACE solutions can save customers both time and money. Systems managers are increasingly forced to wear many hats throughout the day to work on a myriad of IT functions. KACE helps consolidate these functions by providing a single appliance for all projects, while delivering easy-to-use, comprehensive systems management that is affordable.
KACE™ is the leading systems management appliance company. The award-winning KBOX™ family of appliances delivers easy-to-use, comprehensive systems management capabilities. KACE customers usually install in one day and enjoy the lowest total cost compared to software alternatives.
KACE is headquartered in Mountain View, California. To learn more about KACE and its product offerings, please visit http://www.kace.com or call 1-877-MGMT-DONE.
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