Dell, VMware 'Double Down' On Desktop Virtualisation

Dell and VMware have announced the expansion of the companies’ joint efforts to simplify the delivery of world-class desktop virtualisation solutions.

As part of the companies’ expanded strategic relationship, Dell and VMware will deliver new, turnkey virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) bundles based on VMware View. The joint solutions will provide customers and channel partners with tested and validated hardware configurations and vertically optimised reference architectures, along with new fulfilment mechanisms and enhanced incentives for joint channel partners.

Organisations are looking to implement trusted VDI solutions, which can scale with them as they grow. Cloud client computing in combination with desktop virtualisation enables organisations of all sizes to offer anytime, anywhere access to the applications, data and services people want while simplifying IT management and security. The combination of Dell and VMware technology can help customers and channel partners deliver more effective desktop virtualisation solutions faster to drive business advantages, embrace bring your own device (BYOD) and mobility challenges and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).

Core to the joint initiative is the new Dell vStart for VDI, with VMware View bundle, a combination of Dell vStart preconfigured and tested server, storage and networking hardware that has been validated and optimised by VMware for optimum performance and scalability with VMware View. The solution also includes Dell Wyse cloud clients designed for VMware View. These bundles come with validated reference architectures. Moreover, solutions will be available in configurations optimised for healthcare, education and government organisations, as well as for the specific BYOD and mobility needs of private businesses.

"We are pleased to expand our strategic relationship with Dell to provide our joint channel partners and customers VDI solutions that offer security, ease of deployment and scalability," said Vittorio Viarengo, Vice President, End-User Computing, VMware. "With the new vStart for VDI with VMware View, we are enabling small and midsize enterprises to quickly transform their organisations and help their employees work smarter, while reducing costs and driving efficiencies in IT."

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Updated Date: Feb 02, 2017 23:45:42 IST