Dell brings desktop virtualization solutions for small biz

Dell on Tuesday introduced its new desktop virtualization solutions – aimed at the optimization of productivity and simplification of deployment and management — at Citrix Synergy 2015.

The enterprise IT company will showcase Dell Appliance for Wyse – Citrix, Dell Wyse Device Manager (WDM) 5.5 and Foglight for Virtualization for application and infrastructure monitoring at its booth 201 at Citrix Synergy 2015.

The price for Dell Appliance for Wyse – Citrix, with the appliance, hardware, Citrix XenDesktop and datacenter licensing, starts at $410 per user. The price of the newest release of Dell Foglight for Virtualization starts at $7 per seat.

Smaller organizations can utilize Dell Appliance for Wyse – Citrix to leverage Citrix XenDesktop in a single appliance. It is easy to install, deploy and run VDI for up to 200 users. When paired with Wyse Xenith thin clients, it delivers XenDesktop functionality to a smaller group.


Dell offers Dell XC Web-scale Converged Appliance for VDI that integrates storage, compute and hypervisor resources into a single solution to deploy easily with Citrix XenDesktop. The appliance — built on a new 1U Dell PowerEdge XC630 server — delivers predictable cost and scaling, simplified purchasing, and easy Nutanix-based management and monitoring.

The company is also offering premier solution — Dell Wyse Device Manager (WDM) — for centralized management of Dell Wyse thin and zero clients, allowing IT teams to issue software images, patches, updates and add-ons from a single console.

Simple scaling with automated device discovery, performance monitoring, and secure encrypted HTTP transmissions are some of the benefits. WDM helps administrators deliver more effective VDI support while minimizing end user downtime. WDM thin client management software can scale to more than 50,000 devices.

Dell is offering WDM in a free Workgroup Edition for smaller organizations, or a paid Enterprise Edition for customers with larger VDI deployments. Version 5.5 includes several enhancements to improve user experience, management and scaling. Smaller organizations using the free WDM Workgroup Edition can now simultaneously update up to 250 images — ten times more than in previous versions.

Steve Lalla, VP Commercial Client Software and Solutions, Dell, said: “The new solutions and updates announced today put true enterprise-class desktop virtualization within easy reach for most small organizations.”

Meanwhile, Dell Services has included cloud-application services that leverage Pivotal Cloud Foundry, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for public and private cloud. The professional services portfolio includes cloud migration, application development, integration and managed services, said Dell. The tie-up enables enterprises to work with Dell Services as a single point of contact for migrating, developing and integrating applications on Pivotal Cloud Foundry that can be deployed over multiple cloud infrastructures.

Baburajan K
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