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Advisors and Tools

Get advice and assistance in constructing your IT solutions with automated online advisors, calculators, training and tools that capture Dell's deep IT expertise.

  • Advisors — Get a solution configuration — services, hardware and software — based on your specific requirements that you can submit to a Dell technical sales representative to further refine and order.
  • Calculators — Get an estimate of values such as time-to-ROI or total data center energy use based on your particular IT plans or environment.
  • Training — Get a lot of IT solution training in a small amount of time.
  • Tools — Get a true sense of your current IT environment and identify areas for further optimization.
Get advice and assistance in constructing your IT solutions with automated online advisors and tools that capture Dell's deep IT expertise.

Advisors

  • Cloud client-computing Advisors

    Cloud client-computing Advisors

    Configure a customized, end-to-end desktop virtualization solution for 50 to 50,000 users, with the right servers, storage, software, networking, graphics, unified communications, cables, thin clients and services for your business.

  • Data Center Virtualization Advisor

    Data Center Virtualization Advisor

    Define your server, storage and backup needs — along with the utilization, management, business continuity and network preferences for your virtualization solution — using the Virtualization Advisor.

  • Energy Smart Solution Advisors

    Energy Smart Solution Advisors

    The Dell Energy Smart Solution Advisor and Data Center Capacity Planner help IT professionals plan and tune their compute and infrastructure equipment for maximum efficiency.

  • High-Performance Computing Advisor

    High-Performance Computing Advisor

    Use the HPC Advisor to help define the cluster architecture, server and processor requirements of your high performance computing solution — including capacity, interconnect and throughput.

  • Microsoft Exchange Advisor

    Microsoft Exchange Advisor

    Identify the mailbox server, storage and database needs that meet your performance requirements for Microsoft Exchange with the help of the Exchange 2010 Advisor.

  • Oracle Database Advisor

    Oracle Database Advisor

    Choose server, storage and performance preferences, and usage and environment characteristics, and let the Oracle 11g Advisor generate configuration recommendations for your solution.

  • Precision Workstation Advisor

    Precision Workstation Advisor

    Choose a Dell Precision PC that meets your computing needs and application specifications using our Dell Precision Workstation Advisor — an interactive tool that helps define your unique system configuration.

  • Small and Medium Business (SMB) Operating System Advisor

    Small and Medium Business (SMB) Operating System Advisor

    Let the interactive Small Business OS Advisor tool help you identify the hardware and software that best meet your business needs and generate a recommended configuration based on your specifications.

  • SQL Server Advisor

    SQL Server Advisor

    Perform capacity planning and sizing for Microsoft SQL Server database deployments based on your hardware, software and operations requirements using the SQL Server Advisor.

  • Systems Management Advisor

    Systems Management Advisor

    Get recommendations to help you operate your IT environment more efficiently based on your server environment and the management tasks to be performed, such as deployment, monitoring or updating.

Calculators

  • Mainframe Re-hosting Quick ROI Calculator

    Mainframe Re-hosting Quick ROI Calculator

    The Quick ROI Calculator can assist you in determining the potential multi-year cost benefit of a re-hosted solution from Dell versus your current mainframe environment.

  • PowerEdge ROI Calculator

    PowerEdge ROI Calculator

    Use the Dell PowerEdge ROI Calculator to discover the financial advantages and compare various financial metrics associated with migrating from your current server platform to Dell racks or blades.

  • VIS Business Value Calculator

    VIS Business Value Calculator

    Learn the costs and benefits of deploying virtualization management tools — such as Dell VIS AIM and VIS Creator — by using the VIS (Virtual Integrated System) Business Value Calculator.

  • VIS Improves Data Center Efficiency Tool

    VIS Improves Data Center Efficiency Tool

    Learn which Virtual Integrated System (VIS) components are best suited for your specific data center environment and get a free copy of the IDC report "Dell VIS Management Extensions Improve Data center Operational Productivity".

Training

  • Technology Solutions Training Portal

    Technology Solutions Training Portal

    Our 20-minute modules deliver a lot of IT solution training in a small amount of time. Subject areas include Cloud computing, Virtualization, Mobility, Software, Security and many more.

  • PowerEdge Blade Server Demo

    PowerEdge Blade Server Demo

    Interactive demonstration of Dell PowerEdge Blade Server Infrastructure, including next-generation PowerEdge Servers, Networking, Power and Cooling and Management.

  • PowerEdge Rack Mount Server Demo

    PowerEdge Rack Mount Server Demo

    Interactive demonstration of Dell PowerEdge Rack Mount Server Infrastructure, including next-generation PowerEdge Servers, Networking, Power and Cooling, Power Management and Systems Management.

Tools

  • DPACK

    DPACK

    Take the guesswork out of understanding your system performance.The Dell™ Performance Analysis Collection Kit (DPACK) helps you optimize spending and analyze opportunities for virtualization or data center expansion.

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