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Canada : DELL implements new VDI LA CITE

August 8, 2014

Dell has started implementing a new virtualised desktop infrastructure (VDI) at a Canada-based French-language college of applied arts and technology, called La Cite.

Dell has based the solution on its Wyse zero clients and its PowerEdge servers, which make use of the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 operating system.

The college earlier had seven labs housing desktop PCs that were capable of running computer-aided design (CAD) software. However, these laboratories were noisy, hot and hard to schedule.

La Cite decided to invest in a futuristic VDI solution, and following a survey of the market, chose the Dell product specifications and VDI solution on Dell PowerEdge R720 rack servers.

With the institute planning to conclude the conversion of all 2,000 workstations on campus to Dell Wyse by 2016, it has already put some new systems in place.

Systems administrator, La Cite, Luc Lacasse, said : "Dell has been one of our most trusted advisors for many years. Its virtualised solutions using Dell PowerEdge rack servers, compellent storage, and zero client are second to none and have been instrumental in allowing us to create an IT environment that will attract the best CAD teachers and students in French-speaking Canada and around the world. As well as facilitating significant cost savings, our virtualised environment gives us greater performance, flexibility, and security and the capacity to implement new programs such as bring-your-own-device in the near future."

President, Dell Canada, Kevin Peesker, added : "We're delighted that La Cite embraced our vision of a VDI environment and selected the full range of Dell products to bring this vision to reality. Dell's solution, which is at the forefront of VDI, will give La CitÉ an excellent return on investment as well as the tools and capacity to further scale across campus, add more graphic-intensive CAD software, and provide a rich education environment that will allow it to compete on the world stage."

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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