News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
GET RECOGNIZED
Let an ISACA® certification elevate your career.
Register today and save
You are here: Home / Mobile Tech / Dell Releases Cloud Connect
DDoS Protection Powered By Verisign
Dell Releases Pocket-Size Cloud Connect
Dell Releases Pocket-Size Cloud Connect
By Barry Levine / NewsFactor Network Like this on Facebook Tweet this Link thison Linkedin Link this on Google Plus
PUBLISHED:
JANUARY
31
2014


A pocket-size device that turns any monitor into a cloud-connected computer. That’s the idea behind the Dell Wyse Cloud Connect, what the company says is a "new category of smart connected device."

Code-named Project Ophelia, the Android-based product was announced a year ago, after which Dell filed documents with the Federal Communications Commission describing test results. Slightly larger than a standard USB memory stick, it allows users to bring cloud-based apps, files and virtual desktops to any screen with a HDMI or MHL port, delivered with enterprise-grade security and in high-def.

The company said that the thin client device, which can connect wirelessly to Windows or Mac computers, offers quick cloud access to content, apps, virtual desktops and IT support for mobile workers. It can be used as a battery-free backup device in the event that a primary device is stolen or lost.

‘A New Category’

The device’s virtualization portfolio includes the Dell Wyse Cloud Client Manager for mobile device and application management/control, and desktop virtualization solutions from Citrix, Microsoft or VMware, which are Dell partners. Access to files and apps is offered through Dell Wyse PocketCloud and customer support worldwide is through Dell ProSupport for Cloud.

Dell, newly privatized and looking for ways to stake claim to unique product spaces, described Cloud Connect as “a new category of smart connected device.” Steve Lalla, VP and GM for Dell Cloud Client-Computing, said in a statement that the new product “is a disruptive device,” which can “unlock new options for our customers to access their data and applications by combining mobility, manageability and security with a powerful user experience at an affordable price-point.”

In its announcement, Dell cited comments from Wang Jim, GM at China’s State Grid Electric Power Research Institute. He said that the device, “merely the size of a wireless network card,” is nevertheless “powerful enough to project a virtual desktop on any TV screen” through the use of a tablet or other mobile device.

Google’s Chromecast

If the device catches on, there could in fact be a number of new use cases for cloud-based computing. It provides a radically different approach to accessing cloud-stored apps/data, as well as to virtual desktops.

Whether or not Cloud Connect represents a new category by itself, it and Google’s Chromecast do appear to be forming a category of dongle-like devices that provide displays with applications, cloud access and other functional capabilities. Chromecast, a $35 device that also resembles a USB memory stick and also utilizes a HDMI port, can stream audio or video content though Wi-Fi via mobile or Web apps running on a smartphone, tablet or PC, or through mirroring content on the Google Chrome browser.

Cloud Connect sells for $129, and Bluetooth keyboards and mice designed to work with the device are also available, although Dell has not announced their prices.

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:

Whatever:

Posted: 2014-02-03 @ 8:11am PT
The "New category" already has Chromecast in it...

Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on Twitter
TOP STORIES NOW
MAY BE OF INTEREST
Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service. Its award-winning CRM solution helps 82,400 customers worldwide manage and share business information over the Internet. Experience CRM success. Click here for a FREE 30-day trial.
MORE IN MOBILE TECH
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Dairy Queen Latest Retailer To Report Hack
Dairy Queen is known for its hot fries and sweet treats, but it just made cyber history as the latest victim of a hack attack. The fast food chain said that customer data at some stores may be at risk.
 
Lessons from the JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack
JPMorgan Chase is investigating a likely cyberattack. The banking giant is cooperating with law enforcement, including the FBI, to understand what data hackers may have obtained.
 
Who Is the Hacker Group Lizard Squad?
Are they dangerous or just obnoxious? That’s what many are wondering about the hacker group Lizard Squad, which tweeted out a bomb threat that grounded a flight with a Sony exec aboard.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Intel Intros Lightning-Fast PC Processors
Call it extreme. Intel just took the covers off its first-ever eight-core desktop processor, which is aimed at hardcore power users who expect more than the status quo from their computers.
 
HP Previews ProLiant Gen9 Data Center Servers
Because traditional data center and server architectures are “constraints” on businesses, HP is releasing new servers aimed at faster, simpler and more cost-effective delivery of computing services.
 
Apple Set To Release Largest iPad Ever
Tech giant Apple seems to have adopted the mantra “go big or go home.” The company is planning to introduce its largest iPad ever: a 12.9-inch behemoth that will dwarf its largest existing models.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Samsung Maps Its Way with Nokia's 'Here' App for Galaxy Phones
Korean electronics giant Samsung has opted to license Here, Nokia’s mapping app -- formerly known as Nokia Maps -- for its Tizen-powered smart devices and Samsung Gear S wearable.
 
Google Successfully Tests Its Own Delivery Drone
While top technology companies are engaged in an "arms race" to develop drones that can quickly deliver goods to anyone anywhere, Google has revealed it successfully tested its own version.
 
iPhone 6 May Do NFC-Based Mobile Payments
Apple's latest version of the iPhone may have a mobile wallet to pay for purchases with a tap of the phone. The iPhone 6 reportedly is equipped with near-field communication (NFC) technology.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.