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Dell Chooses Debian for new SMB System Management Appliance

Jul 14, 2011, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"The Dell KACE M300 Asset Management Appliance family is targeted for management of deployment of between 50 and 200 managed nodes. Dell KACE already has a pair of appliances in the market for larger deployments, including the K1000, which was updated in 2010. Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) acquired KACE in February 2010 in an effort to beef up its compliance and systems management offerings....

"In terms of what runs under the hood, the M300 takes a different direction from Dell KACE's larger K1000 appliance. The K1000 uses an open source FreeBSD operating system as its base. In contrast, the new M300 uses a Debian Linux operating system."

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