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Dell Simplifies Data Center Management

SAN FRANCISCO -- Dell OpenManage™ 5.3, the company’s enhanced systems management solution providing customers with easier yet more extensive control of data centers and virtual environments, was announced here today at Oracle OpenWorld. Dell OpenManage 5.3 will be available worldwide next week. For more information visit

Dell OpenManage 5.3 provides customers more IT management functionality with less complexity. The enhanced suite of systems management tools reduces the number of tools necessary for Dell server deployments and updates from three to one, via Dell Systems Build and Update Utility 1.0, giving customers fewer tools to manage while providing a more holistic view and greater understanding of their IT infrastructures.

OpenManage 5.3 also addresses the power and thermal challenges of data centers. Standards-based power monitoring and alert capabilities, using OpenManage Server Administrator and IT Assistant tools, provide a variety of power usage information and enable IT managers to make timely, more informed decisions regarding server utilization and reduce overall energy consumption and costs. Unlike some competitors, Dell does not charge for basic IT necessities such as power and virtual-machine monitoring, and instead bundles these important features into its core OpenManage solution.

“Dell OpenManage 5.3 was designed to help customers run IT better by being able to do more with less,” said Rick Becker, vice president solutions, Dell Product Group. “With standard IT management functionality provided free of charge, along with more efficient processes, reduced maintenance costs and deployment time, and significantly less complexity, we enable customers to spend less time just ‘keeping the lights on’ and maintaining systems so they can commit more time and resources on the innovation front.”

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