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Modernize with Windows Server 2022: Boost on-premises investments with hybrid capabilities

Server load: Saving time, strengthening security

April 01, 2022

Modernize with Windows Server 2022: Boost on-premises investments with hybrid capabilities
Since Dell Technologies began selling servers, factory loading of options like Microsoft Windows Server has been positioned as a timesaving convenience for our customers–and it still is.
But we live in a very different environment, one where online threats can bring an entire organization to a halt, and a big enough breach can threaten the future of your business. Given this new reality, we can now consider factory loading of these software platforms as key to reducing your threat tolerance. Let Dell Technologies’ secure processes extend to the loading of your software and configuration. It’s no longer just a solution that saves time, but a key strategy for risk reduction.
Every day cybercrime continues to be a bitter reality for companies all over the world. Whatever we choose to call this new normal, we know data is being used across many devices, on-premises and in the cloud, and high impact attacks on all these surfaces continue. Securing the ecosystem is as important as securing any single component.
The Dell Technologies 2020 Digital Transformation Index found that data privacy and cybersecurity concerns are the number one barrier to digital transformation. 63% of companies experienced a data compromise due to an exploited vulnerability. As servers become more critical in a software-defined data center architecture, server security becomes the foundation of overall enterprise security.
Recognizing the escalating threat environment, Dell has continued to invest heavily in solutions to help our customers feel confident in the integrity of every Dell server. Our Cyber Resilient Architecture covers the complete product development cycle, the embedded server firmware, the data stored in the system, the operating system, peripheral devices and all the management operations across these pieces. Our white paper covers the details in much greater technical depth.

Dell product teams are watching the threat landscape just like you, consistently prioritizing features that can help limit exposure to the most advanced threats and boost critical resilience. Dell PowerEdge servers have been designed with security at the core from the start, including continued innovation in silicon-based data security.
This is where secure computing begins–using extended silicon-based security to authenticate BIOS and firmware with a cryptographic Root of Trust during the server boot process. From that secure boot, Dell Cyber Resilient Architecture enables a smarter, more proactive security posture:
  • Protect: Protect server during every aspect of lifecycle, including BIOS, firmware, data and physical hardware.
  • Detect: Detect malicious cyberattacks and unapproved changes; engage IT administrators proactively.
  • Recover: Recover BIOS, firmware and operating system to a known good state; securely retire or repurpose servers.
 Our Cyber Resilient Architecture covers every aspect of product design and delivery, including supply chain management and security–building in security from start to finish. Our commitment to secure product development continues to expand, and our tools and best practices are continuously evolving. This is how services like factory load go from being a convenience to a critical control, as proven best practices help reduce risk at scale.