Dell’s new additions to cloud client-computing portfolio displayed at Citrix Summit


Dell unveiled two new additions to its cloud client-computing portfolio at Citrix Summit  to optimize communication productivity for new and existing thin client users.

Dell unveiled Wyse ThinOS 8.2 and Dell Appliance for Wyse. The company said both solutions will be showcased in Dell booth #205 at Citrix Summit 2016.

The enterprise IT vendor said these new offerings will make it easier, faster, and more cost-effective to deploy and run Citrix environments.

Dell Wyse ThinOS 8.2 is the latest release of Dell’s highly secure, virus-mitigated thin client software installed in millions of thin clients.

Specifically available with the ThinOS 8.2, the Citrix HDX RealTime Optimization Pack for Microsoft Skype for Business 1.8, Lync 2010 and Lync 2013 provides clear, crisp high-definition audio/video calls in an optimized architecture.

“With offerings like the Dell Appliance for Wyse – Citrix and ThinOS 8.2 for Wyse thin clients, Dell continues to expand the reach of desktop virtualization to small and medium-sized organizations that are starting small and scaling fast, up to 5,000 users with a single appliance architecture with Citrix XenDesktop,” said Calvin Hsu, VP Product Marketing, Windows App Delivery, Citrix.

“These new solutions from Dell enable organizations to grow their business and reap the security and productivity benefits of Citrix VDI while controlling costs.”

Dell also released a new version of its innovative Dell Appliance for Wyse – Citrix, a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) appliance which simplifies and merges the server, storage and networking components required to deploy a Citrix environment into a 2U module.

ThinOS 8.2 will be available on a selection of Wyse thin clients in January 2016. Customers with existing ThinOS products can access the new ThinOS 8.2 image at the Self Service Center.

Meanwhile, Dell Appliance for Wyse – Citrix will be available starting in January 2016. Dell said organizations can start with one appliance and deliver XenDesktop shared sessions starting at $440 per user, or $576 per user for traditional desktop virtualization.

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