Dell adds enhancements to cloud client computing portfolio

Infotech Lead America: Dell has made enhancements to its cloud client computing portfolio targeting enterprises.

The enhanced Dell cloud solutions are specific to Citrix-based IT environments.

Available in the US and Europe, these Cloud solutions are easy to select, deploy, and support, and deliver a cost effective and highly secure user experience to any device anywhere.

Dell said it is also unveiling new vStart for VDI Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 reference architectures. These are available in two configurations.

The company claims that these VDI infrastructure solutions leverage XenDesktop and help organizations achieve benefits of desktop virtualization in a rapid, highly secure manner.

“Dell continues to strengthen its end-to-end cloud client computing offerings delivering our customers and channel partners even more choice in designing, implementing and managing their VDI solutions,” said Tarkan Maner, general manager and vice president, Cloud Client Computing at Dell.

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

Integration and factory installation of new Citrix VDI-in-a-Box 5.1 software, help to reduce initial typical deployment time to as little as four hours¹, supporting 100 virtual desktops.

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

Dell will also 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, 24×7 service desk support and incident management, monthly reporting and subscription billing, image management, and patch management.

“One of our business priorities is to decrease ‘time to productivity’ in the use of technology without sacrificing data security. Increasing the time available for providers at the bedside improves the overall quality of care we provide,” said Vindell Washington, VP at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System.

“With an increasingly mobile workplace, the demand for desktop virtualization is accelerating. To address this need, Dell and Citrix are focused on delivering simple, repeatable, end-to-end solutions in the DVS portfolio that streamline deployment and management while expanding the addressable use cases,” said Krishna Subramanian, vice president of marketing and partner engagement at Citrix.

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