Active System Manager (ASM) is Dell’s unified management product that provides a comprehensive infrastructure and workload automation solution for IT administrators and teams. ASM simplifies and automates the management of heterogeneous environments enabling IT to respond more rapidly to dynamic business needs.
IT organizations today are often burdened by complex data centers that contain a mix of technologies from different vendors and cumbersome operational tasks for delivering services while managing the underlying infrastructure. These tasks are typically performed through multiple management consoles for different physical and virtual resources, which can dramatically slow down service deployment.
ASM features a user interface that provides an intuitive, end-to-end infrastructure and workload automation experience through a unified console. This speeds up workload delivery and streamlines infrastructure management, enabling IT organizations to accelerate service delivery and time to value for customers.
What can you do with ASM?
Accelerate IT service delivery by automating and centralizing key operational functions like workload and infrastructure deployment.
Free up IT staff to focus on higher priority projects by dramatically reducing manual steps and human touch points.
Use infrastructure more fully and efficiently by pooling available server, storage and network resources that you can schedule for future use or allocate on demand.
Standardize workload delivery processes to ensure accuracy and consistency for initial deployment, while maintaining the flexibility to scale workloads according to business needs.
Maximize investments in both Dell and Non-Dell IT resources with support for heterogeneous IT environments.
How is ASM different?
Template-based provisioning and orchestration — Simplify IT service delivery with a centralized approach for capturing and applying workload-specific configuration and best practices; plus step-by-step definition and execution of tasks across the workload lifecycle.
Infrastructure lifecycle management — Easily manage the entire infrastructure lifecycle with:
Fast discovery, inventory, and initial configuration of assets.
Full lifecycle management of physical and virtual infrastructure and workloads.
Deep virtualization integration — Manage cluster-level and virtual machine (VM) lifecycle.
Resource pooling and dynamic allocation — Optimize capital expenditures by creating and managing physical and virtual IT resource pools.
Radically simplified management — Powerful and intuitive user interface that makes it easy to set up, deploy, and manage your IT environment and enables simplified integration with third party tools.
Open and extensible — An architecture that integrates with the IT of today and tomorrow; this means being able to plug a new solution into your existing architecture, as well as giving you flexibility in the future to adopt new technical innovations.
ASM makes it easy to automate IT service delivery and to manage your IT environment end-to-end. You can improve and accelerate service and infrastructure delivery, maximize efficiency across your IT service lifecycle, and consistently achieve high-quality IT services.