Dell Unveils Desktop Virtualization Capabilities

Company enhances virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offerings with new Dell Wyse zero client end points and Dell EqualLogic storage arrays and software.

Company enhances virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offerings with new Dell Wyse zero client end points and Dell EqualLogic storage arrays and software.

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Dell announced an expansion to its cloud client computing offerings with an array of enhanced end points, storage solutions, and reference architectures validated by VMware.

Dell unveiled the newest additions to Dell Wyse P class family of PCoIP zero clients for VMWAre. The dual-display capable Dell Wyse P25 and quad-display capable Dell Wyse P45 are designed specifically for VMware View implementations, providing improved application delivery and resolving the challenges of provisioning, managing, maintaining and securing enterprise desktops, the company said.

The clients include improved graphics performance for CAD, 3D solids modeling, video editing, and advanced productivity applications based on Teradici’s new Tera2 PCoIP processor. Client-side caching reduces bandwidth consumption, and the solutions include enhanced security with zero client architecture and firmware without exposed API’s or application ports.

The new Dell EqualLogic PS6510ES (10GbE) and PS6500ES (1GbE) hybrid storage arrays allow the company to offer a combination of high performance (SSD) and high capacity (NL-SAS) drive types in one 48-drive array, the company said.

Hosting up to 85 terabytes per array and up to two petabytes per Dell EqualLogic group, the arrays are targeted at users with large data sets serving multiple applications, including VDI implementations, data warehousing and online transactional databases. With auto-tiering, a new Dell EqualLogic PS6510ES hybrid array can deliver 360 percent improved IOPS performance with 75 percent reduced latency on tiered workloads as compared to the high-performance PS6510X, the company said.

Additionally, the new Dell EqualLogic Host Integration Tools for VMware 3.5 provide centralized EqualLogic management from VMware vCenter Server plus new storage recovery replica capabilities.

Dell has also delivered three new desktop virtualization reference architectures, validated in conjunction with VMware in addition to Dell’s Desktop Virtualization Solutions for Government (DVS-Gov). The architectures include:

vStart for VDI Reference Architecture, VMware View: Running as a workload on top of the Dell vStart stack, this reference architecture offers “the security, scalability and management capabilities of Dell’s DVS Enterprise solution, plus one more level of simplification in deployment,” the company said.

Dell Mobile Clinical Computing, VMware AlwaysOn Point of Care Reference Architecture: Dell and VMware jointly validated reference architecture with VMware View enables data integrity as well as minimal disruption in computing service to the caregiver.
New Dell DVS Enterprise, VMware Mobile Secure Desktop Reference Architecture: this architecture promotes more flexible and BYOD working styles by delivering session persistence and mobility across any qualified device to access personal desktops.

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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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