In a move it hopes will encourage more enterprises to adopt desktop virtualization , Dell is expanding its cloud -client computing offerings with new VMware -validated end points, storage solutions and reference architectures.
With its latest offerings, Dell has the "bring your own device" trend in mind. Dell is betting more enterprises will consider desktop virtualization to enable their mobile workforce as they tailor workstyle options to boost worker productivity, attract and retain employees, and increase competitiveness.
We caught up with Jeff McNaught, executive director of marketing and chief strategy officer for Dell Cloud Client Computing, to discuss the technology. He told us the new client computing offerings represent best-of-breed, end-to-end technologies designed to provide the best overall virtual desktop infrastructure experience.
"With our new Dell Wyse endpoints, EqualLogic storage arrays and reference architectures validated by VMware," McNaught says, "we are dramatically decreasing the complexity of deploying and managing a VDI solution, helping organizations to embrace BYOD, social, mobile and virtual workforces rather than fighting them."
Dell's Unique Advantage
Dell got nods from several industry partners, clients and analysts for its new technology, including Matt Eastwood, group vice president for Enterprise Platform Research at IDC.
Eastwood said Dell is distinguishing itself from other market players by building its innovation and acquired IP into a portfolio of market-leading end-to-end virtualization solutions.
"Desktop virtualization models are gaining ground as today's IT departments are looking to streamline IT management and more easily address data security and BYOD policies," Eastwood said. "Dell has a unique advantage to provide a combination of products and services that provide complete data center -to-endpoint scale to help customers address these growing challenges."
Drilling into the Offering
As part of the broader announcement, Dell introduced a dual-display capable Dell Wyse P25 and quad-display capable Dell Wyse P45 designed specifically for VMware View implementations. (continued...)