MDI unveils new product for SMEs-A A +A
Monday, September 30, 2013
MDI Systems Integration (MDI) Group recently unveiled the latest innovative product that will address the IT needs of the small medium enterprises (SMEs) at the Marco Polo Hotel Davao last week.
In an interview Thursday, MDI product manager Marco Fernandez said Dell PowerEdge VRTX is an IT structure that can help out SMEs streamline daily operations.
He said data streaming across offices is very essential but many remote offices don't have the proper IT utilities in place to centralize operations, and thus make things easier for entrepreneurs.
This IT product makes use of a platform that "brings order to chaos, redefines IT operations, and allows users to deploy performance anywhere, converges servers, storage and networking into a single, office-optimized chassis to manage and consolidate business applications."
"To address this, a lot of companies would like to embark on an upgrade but because of the cost they have a hard time doing so. To answer this problem, Dell created something that will address the SME market," said Fernandez.
Fernandez added that the Dell PowerEdge VRTX, designed specifically for office environment, is small and light enough to keep it either on top or under the table.
He added that it has the capability to link several Dell PowerEdge VRTX systems of the other offices together. This product doesn't need the aid of IT personnel to maintain it since it is already user-friendly.
One of its key features, the Chassis Management Controller (CMC), can "resolve the problems of systems management tool proliferation and complexity with converged management of server nodes, shared storage, networking, and power in a unified tool."
Another is the OpenManage iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller, which "integrates and connects leading third-party systems management solutions (such as those from Microsoft, VMware, and BMC Software)." This will allow the user to maintain a single point of control and capitalize on an existing systems management investment.
"It is built for your applications, databases, customer relationship management, and virtualizations, to name a few. It can also be remotely managed by the headquarters. It is all about simplicity because we all know that remote offices don't have the IT personnel to do some IT work," he said.
MDI is the distributor of Dell products in the Philippines.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 30, 2013.