Dell expands hyper-converged infrastructure portfolio for VDI

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Dell expands hyper-converged infrastructure portfolio for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to accelerate the adoption of VDI  across a vast range of use cases.

At Citrix Summit, the enterprise IT vendor announced the expansion of its hyper-converged infrastructure portfolio for VDI with its EMC VxRail Appliance V Series solution for Citrix XenDesktop, based on Dell EMC PowerEdge R730 servers.

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VxRail Appliances are built for performance, and address multiple use cases from high density populations to graphics-intensive work or easy, scalable deployment in remote offices.

The companyl expects this expansion will make VDI an increasingly attractive option for organizations of all sizes to deploy and manage a wide range of virtual desktop environments.

The scalable VxRail Appliances are  available with either all-flash or hybrid options.

Dell promises that the latest VxRail Appliances, based on PowerEdge servers, offer up to 250 times more configurations than the previous release, twice the storage and up to 40 percent more CPU performancei.

The expanded portfolio for VDI also comes with an option of the NVIDIA M60 GPU with NVIDIA GRID software for graphics-rich experiences and productivity.

Available now through Dell EMC, its partners and distributors in the United States and select countries around the world, the VxRail Appliance solution for Citrix XenDesktop is the second Dell solution for customers looking for a hyper-converged infrastructure solution specifically designed for VDI.

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In April last year, Dell had expanded HCI business by adding VCE VxRail appliances, VxRack systems, VMware Virtual SAN Ready  Nodes and text generation Dell XC series appliances.

It was during Citrix Synergy in May 2015, Dell first introduced its desktop virtualisation solutions for small businesses.

Dell’s hyper converged infrastructure portfolio achieved strong performance in the third quarter of 2016, including triple-digit year-on-year-year revenue growth for XC hyper converged infrastructure products. Betting on the PC business, the company generated $16.2 billion in the third trimester.

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