Dell touts flexibility with Wyse vWorkspace 8.5 release
By Digital News Asia December 29, 2014
- Makes it easy for organizations to embrace desktop virtualization
- New features enable easier access and configuration, increased speed and scalability
DELL has made Wyse vWorkspace 8.5, the latest release of its high-performance desktop virtualization software, globally available.
Part of the company’s growing desktop and application virtualization portfolio, Wyse vWorkspace 8.5 software is intended to enable customers to realize the efficiency and productivity benefits of desktop virtualization with the agility to scale into a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment.
“Dell cloud client-computing is committed to making desktop virtualization more accessible, manageable, and affordable for our customers.
“The Wyse vWorkspace 8.5 solution provides organizations with a highly flexible and scalable solution, while giving their users secure access to the applications and data that they need,” said Terry Burgess, director, cloud client-computing, Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ), Dell.
The software is a central part of Dell’s end-to-end Wyse Datacenter for Microsoft VDI and vWorkspace desktop virtualization solution, and is designed to provide organizations with integrated infrastructure options while ensuring enterprise-level performance.
With the highest user density per server, built-in monitoring and all-inclusive licensing costs, vWorkspace is touted as a cost effective solution for organizations of all sizes. Price lists at less than US$100 per seat.
The solution supports familiar Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere hypervisors, and is designed to be managed by desktop support personnel, so customers can manage it without needing specialized staff or consultants.
This latest vWorkspace release includes at no additional cost, the vWorkspace connector for HTML5, which significantly enhances mobility capabilities and support for more devices.
It enables access to Windows applications and desktops from nearly any browser-capable device, without the need for any client software installation on the endpoint, and provides secure access from Chrome OS devices, such as the Dell Chromebook 11.
vWorkspace connector for HTML5 also supports BYOD (bring your own device) programs for Dell education customers and service providers seeking to provide access without needing to deploy or manage anything on a user’s personal device.
Users are now offered secure access to their data and applications from any browser, while management requirements for IT personnel are greatly reduced.
Additional benefits and features of vWorkspace 8.5 include:
Easier access and configuration with policy-based deployment and configuration: Users are automatically offered the vWorkspace connector that is compatible with their device, and the vWorkspace connection broker configures first-time user settings. Users are up and running in minutes without needing training or instruction guides. It also gives IT administrators the ability to grant or revoke access at any time, for any user, more securely.
Simplified scaling through Secure Access Service: Provides secure remote access for up to 10,000 users through a single Windows Server Virtual Machine (VM) that sits behind the corporate firewall. These Secure Access Service VMs can be load balanced to provide scalability to meet the needs of very large deployments by customers and service providers.
More use cases with Wyse Streaming Manager (WSM) software: Customers who purchase vWorkspace Premier Edition, or who have current maintenance on vWorkspace Premier Edition, will now receive Wyse WSM 7.2 as part of the software maintenance agreement. WSM will enable IT to deliver centrally managed, client-hosted virtual desktops or virtual servers to diskless endpoints and cloud desktops, as well as centrally manage departmental applications on client and cloud-hosted virtual desktops.
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