Enterprise IT vendor Dell will launch Dell Wyse Cloud Connect, a cloud-access device that delivers desktop virtualization and personal cloud services to any HDMI- or MHL-enabled display, for $129 in India.
The pocket-size device delivers a full-HD experience with enterprise-level security, manageability and reliability. Organizations can now deliver streaming cloud services and IT solutions in a cost-effective, mobile offering for work, home and on the go, said Dell in a statement.
Dell is offering complementary Dell accessories including MHL-capable displays and Bluetooth keyboards and mice.
“Cloud Connect is among the most cutting-edge mobile thin client solutions that we have tested at our labs,” said Joseph Korah, senior director and head of Kochi Operations, Cognizant. “With its ability to work seamlessly with Citrix, Microsoft and VMware environments, the solution holds great potential for the futuristic enterprise that is looking for ways to improve productivity at work and on the go for its enterprise workforce.”
Cloud Connect represents a new end-user device category that bridges thin clients and mobile devices as part of Dell Cloud Client-Computing’s end-to-end desktop virtualization solutions portfolio.
Dell claims that the cloud-managed device with a low total cost of ownership (TCO) supports multiple use cases including mobile workers, students, digital signage, kiosks and other space-constrained environments.
IDC says the smart connected-device market grew 30.4 percent in 2012 and global shipments are expected to surpass 1.7 billion by 2014. By 2017, IDC expects that shipments will surpass 2.3 billion units and revenue will reach $748.6 billion.
Steve Lalla, vice president and general manager for Dell Cloud Client-Computing, said: “We 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.”
“Cloud Connect represents a new category of device that, together with VMware Horizon Suite, will allow customers to expand desktop virtualization to more areas of their organizations, with the ability to realize value easily and quickly,” said Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager, End-User Computing at VMware.