Dell extends cloud portfolio with Citrix’s help
By Digital News Asia November 21, 2012
- VDI appliance can be set up in only a few hours, and scales seamlessly by simply adding more
- Also offers multiple purpose-built thin and zero clients certified for Citrix VDI-in-a-Box
DELL said it has expanded its cloud client computing portfolio in Asia Pacific with new desktop virtualization and cloud client solutions developed with Citrix that are easy to deploy and support, and deliver a cost effective and highly secure way to enable any worker to use any app on any device.
“With an increasingly mobile workplace, the demand for desktop virtualization is accelerating,” said Krishna Subramanian, vice president of marketing and partner engagement at Citrix.
“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.
Dell introduced Desktop Virtualization Solutions (DVS) Simplified Appliance in Asia Pacific to specifically address the cost and complexity challenges of virtual desktop adoption, the company said in a statement.
The integrated VDI appliance can be set up in only a few hours, and scales seamlessly by simply adding and integrating more of the appliances, Dell said.
The solution consists of a new 12th generation Dell PowerEdge R720 rack server (pic above) pre-configured with new Citrix VDI-in-a-Box 5.1 software and hypervisor components installed and ready-to-run, backed by three-year Dell ProSupport service.
“Dell is pleased to expand our desktop virtualization solutions in Malaysia, offering our customers the broadest portfolio of end-to-end cloud client computing offerings,” said K.T. Ong (pic), general manager, Commercial Business, Dell Sales Malaysia.
“These new solutions enable us to offer our customers and channel partners even more choice in designing, implementing and managing their VDI solutions.”
Dell also offers multiple purpose-built thin and zero clients certified for Citrix VDI-in-a-Box, including the Dell Wyse C10LE, D90D7, T10, and X90M7 thin clients, and the Xenith 2 zero client. A number of optional services will be available including JumpStart training, Remote Advisory Services, image creation, and others.
DVS Simplified and Dell Wyse endpoints are available in Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam.
Dell also announced new support for Citrix HDX 3D technology for thin and zero clients, enabling organizations to virtualize and centrally deliver 3D graphics-intensive applications like CAD/CAM, 3D solids modeling, and HD multimedia.
Citrix HDX 3D support is now available on the Dell Wyse D90D7 and Z90D7 Windows Embedded Standard 7 thin clients and the Dell Wyse Xenith 2 zero client, based on the ultra-secure Wyse Zero firmware technology.
The Dell Wyse Xenith 2 zero client, which is now shipping in Asia Pacific, is purpose-built for Citrix XenDesktop and VDI-in-a-Box, blending the cost benefits of the ARM System-on-Chip (SoC) architecture with a non-Windows Citrix Receiver compatible client, developed in collaboration with Citrix.