Dell bags $28 mn IT deal from US Department of Justice

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Dell said the US Department of Justice has selected the company to deploy virtual desktop infrastructure.

Under the deal, Dell will provide new XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances, powered by Nutanix software, as well as Dell Networking and Dell AppAssure data protection software.

The deal is worth $28 million and one of the largest VDI deployments the U.S. government has undertaken. It is expected to support up to 55,000 named users, specifically within the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Steve Harris, vice president and general manager, Dell Federal, said Dell is committed to providing its government customers with the tools they need to solve complex problems.

Dell said its new solution will allow the FBI to create easy-to-manage virtual desktop infrastructure. The XC Series deployment will scale to more than 600 nodes and support VMware Horizon 6 desktop virtualization software.

The company said the addition of hyper-converged appliances will help FBI users to cut the number of elements managed in the IT environment and increase overall savings, while decreasing time-to-value.

Recently, Dell SecureWorks announced a new on-demand Emergency Cyber Incident Response capability for clients deploying assets on Amazon Web Services.

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