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Dell, Citrix Partner on Cloud Client Computing Portfolio

Oct. 17, 2012
Dell

Dell today is announcing new additions and enhancements to its end-to-end cloud client computing portfolio. The solutions, which are specific to Citrix-based IT environments and now available in the US and Europe, are easy to select, deploy, and support, and deliver a cost effective and highly secure user experience to any device anywhere.

Dell is unveiling new vStart for VDI Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 reference architectures today. Available in two configurations, vStart for VDI 50 and vStart for VDI 1000 are pre-engineered, pre-built and pre-integrated converged solutions that include Dell's PowerEdge servers, EqualLogic or Compellent storage, PowerConnect or Force10 networking, Dell Wyse T10, Dell Wyse Xenith Pro and now Dell Wyse Xenith 2 thin- and zero-clients and management plug-ins. These VDI infrastructure solutions leverage XenDesktop and help organizations achieve benefits of desktop virtualization in a rapid, highly secure manner.

Dell is also updating its DVS Simplified Appliance this month to specifically address the cost and complexity challenges of virtual desktop adoption with new flexible server form factors, support for new hypervisors and additional new capabilities including:

A new 12th generation Dell PowerEdge T620 tower server configured appliance in addition to the existing PowerEdge R720 rack configured appliance, which support up to 66 percent more users on every appliance over previous generation

Support for Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V

Integration and factory installation of new Citrix VDI-in-a-Box 5.1 software, helping to reduce initial typical deployment time to as little as four hours,supporting 100 virtual desktops.

A new 50-seat validated architecture and configuration providing an extremely affordable entry price point of less than $350 or $500 per user.

In addition, beginning this month, Dell will offer optional Managed Services to organizations using Dell DVS Enterprise based on Citrix XenDesktop, a purpose-built, flexible, and highly scalable VDI architecture. Dell Managed Services enables IT organizations to outsource the management of their virtual desktop system and desktop environment so internal IT resources can focus on strategic projects. These service options include remote monitoring and remediation, 24x7 service desk support and incident management, monthly reporting and subscription billing, image management, and patch management.

Finally, Dell channel partners in the US and Europe now have access to Dell's PartnerDirect Desktop Virtualization Solutions Competency and Cloud Client Computing Partner Advisor, via the Dell PartnerDirect Portal, to better serve their customers' desktop virtualization needs.

New Cloud Clients with Citrix HDX 3D Support

Dell, the market leader in thin-clients, is announcing new support for Citrix HDX 3D technology for zero- and thin-clients, enabling organizations to virtualize and centrally deliver 3D graphics intensive applications and high performing desktops with like native OS performance. Citrix HDX 3D support is now available on the Dell Wyse Z90D7 and Dell Wyse X90m7 Windows Embedded Standard 7 fixed and mobile thin-clients and the Dell Wyse Xenith 2 zero-client. The Xenith 2 is now shipping and offers outstanding performance, energy efficiency, and security while being 30 percent smaller and boasting greater display capabilities and affordability than its predecessor.



Source: Copyright Business Wire 2012


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