Dell AIM ranks in top three for systems management in 2011 Products of the Year

Dell’s momentum in the software arena is growing, and we’re glad to, once again, have one of our software offerings receive recognition. Dell Advanced Infrastructure Manager (AIM), part of the Virtual Integrated System (VIS) portfolio, received the bronze in Systems Management in’s 2011 Products of the Year Awards.  

Two features were highlighted as sealing the prize for Dell AIM: Its ability to “work with a variety of different vendors to maximize data center compute resources” and easing “the burden of reconfiguring the environment every time something in the data center changes.”

Dell AIM is a workload mobility and recovery management solution that works on multiple vendors’ servers, storage and networking hardware. Additionally, to aid organizations as they expand their virtualization and get ready for the cloud, Dell AIM integrates with multiple partners, such as Microsoft, VMware and BMC using open application program interfaces (APIs). described Dell AIM as “a great tool to help system administrators maximize their compute environment while decreasing the administration workload.” Dell AIM achieves this increase in resource utilization by pooling storage, server and networking resources and allowing increased workload mobility. 

Two other Dell products were in the top eight for their categories: vStart in Computing Hardware, and Energy Smart Containment Rack in Infrastructure.

Dell AIM also received best of show award at Interop Tokyo 2011.

Here's more recognition our products received:

  • Dell vStart has been awarded “the Best Server Virtual Platform” by – (China)
  • Dell VIS has been awarded the 2011 Annual Data Center Management Product Award.- Doit (China)

For more information on Dell AIM and VIS as Dell’s Enterprise Private Cloud, go to

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