Dell KACE™ Sees Continued Increase in Worldwide Demand for Virtual Systems Management Appliances
- Customers Select Dell KACE Virtual Appliances for Ease of Use, Support and Affordability
- Technology Optimized to Leverage VMware Infrastructure, Supports Open Virtualization Format
SAN FRANCISCO, VMworld 2010, Aug. 31, 2010 – Dell KACE™ today announced the steady growth of its Dell KACE Virtual Systems Management Appliances since first introduced in 2008. Integrated with VMware ESX Server and VMware Player and built to support Open Virtualization Format, customers are embracing virtual appliances like never before. While customers enjoy the same benefits of Dell KACE physical appliances, including comprehensive systems management, rapid deployment times, low costs and ease-of-use, they also can realize the benefits unique to virtualization--improved resource utilization, reduced energy, improved maintainability and support, and the ability to quickly scale.
Dell KACE appliances make efficient computer and server management a reality by providing a low-cost alternative to computer management software using an appliance-based architecture. Users simply install the virtual appliance, assign it an IP address, and they are ready to begin managing an IT organizations’ desktops, laptops and servers. Unlike traditional computer management software, Dell KACE Virtual Appliances typically deploy in days, and as an appliance, there are no dedicated hardware prerequisites, no professional service fees and no hidden costs.
"Dell KACE is the leading systems management appliance vendor and offered the market's first virtual appliances for systems management,” said Rob Meinhardt, president of Dell KACE. “Now, more and more of our customers are choosing the virtual appliance because it offers yet another way for them to save money.”
Maui County, spread across several of the Hawaiian Islands, selected the Dell KACE Virtual Systems Management Appliance because it tied together its disparate IT systems, improved ease of use and affordability, and easily integrated with the VMware infrastructure it already had in place.
“One of the biggest advantages of our Dell KACE Virtual Systems Management Appliance is that we weren’t required to purchase any other hardware or software,” said Carmela Ho, computer systems support technician for Maui County. “The cost of software-only solutions offered from other vendors was at least twice as much as the Dell KACE Appliance. Dell KACE offered us a simple download, and we were up and running in no time. We have also noticed the Virtual Appliance can be easily moved to another virtual machine, if needed, with little disruption to the network. The Virtual Appliance has delivered on all of Dell KACE’s promises and saves us a tremendous amount of time, money and space—all three exceptionally important aspects of systems management to us.”
Dell KACE is providing live presentations covering its virtualization technology August 30-September 1 at booth #401 at VMworld in San Francisco. Dell KACE offers a free download trial of its Virtual Appliances at: /br/trial-download.
Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) creates, enhances and integrates technology and services customers count on to provide them reliable, long-term value. Dell provides system-management solutions for customers of all sizes and system complexity. The award-winning Dell KACE family of appliances delivers easy-to-use, comprehensive, and affordable systems management capabilities. For more information, visit www.dellkace.com or follow the conversation at http://twitter.com/DellKACE.
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