Infotech Lead America: Dell has launched a new cloud client computing solution.
The new cloud solution is expected to assist enterprises to securely use BYOD and consumerized IT across diverse range of worker scenarios.
Delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS) with a free starter version providing essential management functionality and as a paid subscription to the professional version offering advanced features, the solution is currently available in the U.S. and Canada.
Dell will launch Wyse Cloud Client Manager in global markets in 2013.
“With BYOD, IT departments have to grapple with the complexity of managing and securing the diversity of operating systems and devices. Dell Wyse Cloud Client Manager reduces the burden of IT management by providing a comprehensive overview of all devices, applications and content on the network at any given time, as well as by providing a granular approach to accessing corporate resources,” said Tarkan Maner, vice president and general manager, Cloud Client Computing at Dell.
Dell Wyse Cloud Client Manager, earlier known as Project Stratus, offers a cloud-based management option for its thin clients in addition to its on-premise solution.
Through a single, cloud-based console, Dell Wyse Cloud Client Manager enables IT to securely manage company- and user-owned devices alongside end user access to company applications and content, without the burden of ongoing solution installation, updates and maintenance.
The cloud solution from Dell delivers capabilities in four core areas: Systems Management, Application and Content Management, End User Self-Service and Real-time Reporting and Alerts.
Dell Wyse Cloud Client Manager offers cloud-based remote configuration and management of Dell Wyse thin and zero clients, on- and off-premise.
Moreover, the solution provides comprehensive over-the-air mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) capability for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, making it easy to support a BYOD strategy alongside company-owned mobile devices.
The Dell cloud solution allows IT to enable remote desktop and content management between mobile devices and desktops or laptops through integration with Dell Wyse PocketCloud software.
Dell Wyse Cloud Client Manager is also designed to enable IT departments to define end user rights and permissions based on individual or group membership to help increase productivity and empower users to take an active role in managing their own experience in order to dramatically reduce the burden on IT.
Dell claims that its cloud-based console provides IT administrators with registration and usage information on multiple levels to suit audit requirements. Reports can be generated to detail activity on each device, on a departmental level or individual user.
“After participating in the beta program we look forward to the launch of Dell Wyse Cloud Client Manager to enable remote management of thin clients from anywhere,” said Chip Andrews, associate vice president of Information Technology at Brenau University.
Recently, InfotechLead.com reported that Dell announced its converged infrastructure offerings. The company claims that Dell Active Systems provide intuitive, flexible and power efficient foundation for application, virtual desktop infrastructure and private cloud deployments.