Feeds

Dell snuggles in with Microsoft's MOM

HP deflates OpenManage extension

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

Dell's server software division has drawn closer ties with its favorite operating system vendor - Microsoft.

Dell rolled out three updates to the OpenManage product line, hoping to let administrators tap into previously inaccessible Windows functions. The Dell OpenManage Management Pack for MOM (Microsoft Operations Manager), various update packages and a new toolkit are available immediately. The Microsoft-centric announcement from Dell came on the same day that more R&D focused rival HP rolled out a single management tool for Windows, Linux and Unix servers.

"Complex and expensive server management is one of the biggest pain points for customers today and must be addressed by hardware and software vendors in order to help keep the cost of standardized computing low," said Neil Hand, director of worldwide marketing in Dell's Product Group.

Unlike HP, which rolled out a fairly comprehensive management attack, Dell is looking to assuage customer "pain points" in some rather limited ways. The new tools in Dell's Management Pack for MOM allow users to "monitor the status of and forward alerts from PowerEdge server." The update packages help "automate the management of server hardware, applications and operating systems patches using one tool," which is unpleasantly vague. And a new toolkit is ready for easing the provisioning of servers using Microsoft's automated deployment services (ADS). Tighter integration with Microsoft all around.

Dell has stopped offering briefings to The Register, so we'll turn to HP for comments on the new product roll out.

"The distribution company has decided to continue to ship Microsoft operating systems on its systems," said Nora Denzel, EVP at HP.

Well put.

The new Dell technology is offered at no charge. ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast
USB-usiness in the front, micro-USB party in the back
AMD's 'Seattle' 64-bit ARM server chips now sampling, set to launch in late 2014
But they won't appear in SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems anytime soon
Microsoft's Nadella: SQL Server 2014 means we're all about data
Adds new big data tools in quest for 'ambient intelligence'
BOFH: Oh DO tell us what you think. *CLICK*
$%%&amp Oh dear, we've been cut *CLICK* Well hello *CLICK* You're breaking up...
Inside the Hekaton: SQL Server 2014's database engine deconstructed
Nadella's database sqares the circle of cheap memory vs speed
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.