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Intel Core vPro management pack now available for SCSM 2010

To help simplify remote management, solutions providers can now use the Intel Core vPro Processor management pack with Microsoft System Center Service Manager.

Systems Channel News Roundup for the week of June 14-18, 2010.

Intel Core vPro Processor MP adds remote management to SCSM 2010

The new Intel Core vPro Processor management pack version 1 for Microsoft System Center Service Manager (SCSM) 2010 promises to bring new remote management capabilities to SCSM.

The pairing integrates Intel Core vPro features, such as the hardware-based Keyboard Video Mouse Remote Control, which allows solutions providers to see and control a customer's remote PC and fix any issues from a remote location. The remote control tool works even if the customers' systems suffer the blue screen of death, operating system (OS) freeze, disk failure or OS network issues.

The Intel Core vPro Processor management pack also lets solutions providers turn systems on and off remotely, which helps save money for customers. The Integrated Device Electronics Redirect feature boots a customer's PC from an image housed on a PC or network share drive.

Solutions providers can download the management pack for SCSM from the Microsoft Pinpoint Management Pack Catalog.

SeaMicro releases Intel Atom-based SM10000 server

SeaMicro Inc. this week released its new Intel Atom-based SM10000 server. Use of the low-power Atom chip reduces power consumption and space requirements for customers.

The company said the server crams the same functionality as a 40 1U dual-socket quad-core Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron server, but uses one-quarter the power and space. SeaMicro also said the server will run standard x86 applications, according to The SM10000 also combines 512 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processors with its ASICs chipsets, field-programmable gate arrays, memory networking and disk to make a "supercomputer-like compute fabric."

Solutions providers should know that the server is meant for Internet workloads and that the Atom's 2 GB memory limit will affect performance for applications and databases.

The SeaMicro SM10000 will be available to the public on July 30, 2010, and pricing will start at $139,000 for 512 processors and eight Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.

Oracle details new BPM suite

Oracle Corp.'s new Business Process Management Suite 11g, part of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, seeks to simplify business process management and lower costs.

The suite uses Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) and Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) 2 processes and integrates with Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Business Activity Monitoring and Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus. Solutions providers can use new tools to manage user role requirements, including the BPM Studio for role design and the Process Composer for Web-based process modeling and deployment.

Oracle also added social networking perks, including new wiki and blog features as well as customized features for team collaboration.

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