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Dell Chooses Debian for new SMB System Management Appliance

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


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"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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