Dell Teams with VMware for Converged Infrastructure Solution Optimized for Desktop Virtualization
Mar 04, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Dell with VMware unveiled a pre-integrated system specifically designed for VMware-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) workloads, the Dell DVS Enterprise - Active System 800 with VMware Horizon View 5.2.
To help channel partners meet the customer demand for VDI workloads, the companies said that Dell will use Active System as the foundation for its Desktop Virtualization Solutions (DVS) portfolio to enable organizations to deploy and provision VDI workloads and improve efficiencies through resource optimization and heightened security.
In a release, the companies noted:
Dell DVS Enterprise - Active System 800 with VMware Horizon View 5.2 combines Dell server, storage, networking, thin clients and infrastructure management software into a pre-integrated system to provide general purpose virtualized resource pools for virtual desktops. In addition, a full suite of consulting, deployment and support services are available to ease integration and ensure operation of the system once deployed.
With organic developments and expertise gained through the Gale Technologies acquisition, Dell DVS Enterprise - Active System 800 with VMware Horizon View can streamline administration and improve performance of virtual environments, increase user productivity, and reduce the costs of running virtual workloads, all while allowing increased flexibility in the deployment of desktop virtualization.
A key component of the solution is the integrated Dell Active System Manager 7.0, designed to extend the management capabilities of Active System beyond the physical infrastructure to the virtualized infrastructure and workloads. The solution also integrates simplified chassis networking and modular infrastructure to enable organizations to:
-Respond to dynamic business demands with template based infrastructure and workload provisioning and pre-integrated platform options
-Simplify the complex matrix of technologies required to deploy virtual desktops to support a dynamic virtual workforce
-Accelerate time-to-value by simplifying deployment and management for desktop virtualization and initiatives
-Maximize efficiency with centralized management, modular power-efficient infrastructure, and a converged fabric
-Improve IT service quality with automated deployment, integration, and management models
-Drive efficiency and lower risk with pre-engineered, reliable infrastructure to reduce deployment time and costs
Dell DVS Enterprise - Active System 800 with VMware Horizon View is the latest addition to the portfolio of purpose-built VDI solutions developed jointly by Dell and VMware. Other offerings include Dell - VMware AlwaysOn Desktop and Dell - VMware Mobile Secure Desktop reference architectures, now updated with Active System 800 and Horizon View 5.2, and Dell Wyse P25 and P45 zero clients designed for VMware View.
Dell and VMware are committed to creating new joint initiatives, targeted rewards and tools focused on the Dell PartnerDirect and VMware solution providers who sell joint Dell-VMware desktop virtualization solutions.
In addition to Dell PartnerDirect, Dell channel partners will also be able to procure solutions through their regular distribution channels, and VMware components can count toward VMware Partner Network program quota, incentives and promotions Solution Providers can purchase Dell solutions that include VMware solutions directly from Dell, and still have the benefits of the VMware Partner Network program.
"By collaborating with Dell, we're able to utilize our joint expertise and resources to provide end-to-end Dell and VMware desktop virtualization solutions to our customers," said Jason Myers, Regional Director - Southwest Region, FusionStorm. "The desktop virtualization competency and other incentives that are offered through Dell PartnerDirect have enabled us to be successful and set us apart in the marketplace. We look forward to the additional Dell and VMware resources and solutions that help our mid-market customers simplify and accelerate their desktop virtualization deployments."
"Dell and VMware have intensified our strategic partnership for end-to-end computing," said Maryam Alexandrian, executive director of worldwide sales, channels and field marketing, Dell Cloud Client Computing. "Together we are deepening our engagement with our channel partners, accelerating our joint engineering and solution collaboration, and investing in go-to-market initiatives to address opportunities in the mid-market."
Dell DVS Enterprise - Active System 800 with VMware Horizon View is expected to be available in the US this month, and will roll out to the rest of the world beginning Summer 2013.
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