Dell Expands Cloud Client Computing Solutions for VMware View, DaaS

VMworld Europe 2012
BARCELONA, Spain: Dell today is announcing a host of new and enhanced industry-leading cloud client computing solutions that provide organizations with the broadest choice in how to implement, manage, deploy and access virtual computing environments using VMware. Coming on the heels of recent cloud client computing developments, Dell, the market leader in thin-clients¹, is expanding support for VMware View and PCoIP protocol on its zero- and thin-clients, Desktop as a Service (DaaS) with PCoIP support and new channel partner solutions to Europe.

Cloud-Based Virtual Desktop Solution Now Available in Europe
Dell Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is now available in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Netherlands – from Dell’s data center in Slough, UK which boasts nearly continuous uptime and application availability. With DaaS, customers can focus on managing only the OS, applications and user profiles while leaving the management of the VDI infrastructure to Dell. This solution provides IT departments with the flexibility to scale from only a few users to thousands, enables access from a range of endpoint devices, simplifies desktop virtualization deployment and management and provides a predictable monthly price. Pricing for DaaS starts at €35, £29 and $36 per seat per month².

Dell DaaS now gives customers the option to choose the PCoIP protocol, a feature of VMware View, and get an exceptional remote user experience with HD multimedia including high resolution, full frame rate 3D graphics and HD audio, multiple large displays, and broad USB peripheral connectivity.

New Cloud-Clients for VMware
Dell is also announcing the new dual-display Dell Wyse P25 is now shipping worldwide and the quad-display Dell Wyse P45 will be available later this month. These PCoIP zero-clients support a wide-range of peripherals and provide outstanding application delivery, deliver uncompromised performance for graphics-intensive applications, add client-side caching to reduce bandwidth consumption on LANs and WANs, and mitigate the challenges of provisioning, managing, maintaining and securing enterprise desktops across an organization.

Dell is also adding VMware specific enhancements to its compact, cost-effective Dell Wyse T50 ARM SoC thin-client and Dell Wyse X90m7 mobile thin-client. PCoIP support has been added to the T50 expanding its ability to deliver outstanding graphics and multimedia performance for VMware deployments. The X90m7 mobile thin-client now supports the Windows Embedded Standard 7 Premium operating system with VMware View Local Mode, providing mobile users who are on-the-go with the flexibility to take their session with them.

Dell Cloud Client Computing Solutions for Channel Partners
Dell is expanding its PartnerDirect Desktop Virtualization Solutions Competency to Europe and introducing its Cloud Client Computing Partner Advisor worldwide.

The new competency focusing on desktop virtualization will complement existing enterprise channel competencies and round out the end-to-end IT solution offering Dell channel partners are asking for.

The Dell Cloud Client Computing Partner Advisor, one of the most complete and flexible tools available, helps Dell and Dell Wyse channel partners design enterprise-class desktop virtualization architectures for their customers’ specific needs in a matter of minutes. Partners can configure a solution for 50 to 50,000 users all tied to Dell’s published reference architectures encompassing the endpoints, data center hardware and software needed to deploy the solution. The tool is free and available to Premier and Preferred partners worldwide via the Dell PartnerDirect Portal in October.

Dell’s new cloud client computing solutions will be showcased at VMworld Europe in Stand D201. Stop by to learn more about Dell’s end-to-end desktop virtualization solutions.