|[May 09, 2012]
Dell Enhances Desktop Virtualization Enterprise Offerings with Unidesk
ROUND ROCK, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Dell (News - Alert) is enhancing its Desktop
Virtualization Solutions (DVS) portfolio with the introduction of
DVS Enterprise with Unidesk, helping to make it easier and more
affordable for IT organizations with complex environments or diverse
user needs to implement virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI).
Enterprise, designed for organizations with demanding IT
environments and diverse end-user requirements, will now be available
with Unidesk's innovative VDI management software. Unidesk integrates
with technology from both Citrix and VMware to provide the vital
management capabilities needed to simplify VDI implementations and help
reduce overall total cost of ownership while enhancing the end-user
With DVS Enterprise and Unidesk, IT organizations in industries such as
education, healthcare, state and local government, and financial
services can achieve streamlined IT management and an uncompromised user
experience made possible by Unidesk's unique desktop layering
technology, even if users require different applications or
"Our goal with DVS Enterprise is to bring a robust and flexible end to
end solution with enhanced levels of management and cost optimization,"
said Dell's Steve Lalla, vice president and general manager of the
company's mobility solutions group. "With Unidesk layering technology
added to DVS Enterprise, we make it easier and more affordable for IT to
deploy and manage virtual desktops leveraging the DVS Integrated
Solutions Stack infrastructure. We are now able to give each end user a
personal and uncompromised persistent desktop experience every time they
DVS Enterprise with Unidesk
DVS Enterprise, which combines the latest Dell PowerEdge 12th
generation servers, Dell storage, Dell network components, broker and
hypervisor software, services and end points including thin clients, now
offers Unidesk a the desktop provisioning and management software
component for Citrix® XenDesktop® or VMware View™.
The innovative Unidesk "layers" approach enables fully persistent and
personalized desktops, supports worry-free user installed applications,
and provides enterprise-class scalability and advanced management
options. The ability to share common layers across many desktops can
reduce VDI storage capacity requirements by up to 70 percent*.
"Our customers have validated how Unidesk layering technology simplifies
VDI, expands use cases, and brings greater ROI to desktop virtualization
implementations," said Don Bulens, Unidesk CEO. "We're thrilled that
Dell has recognized these same value propositions, and has made Unidesk
a part of DVS Enterprise. With Dell's market presence and Unidesk's
software innovation, the many benefits of virtual desktops are finally
available to all."
"Desktop virtualization has become a disruptive force as many
enterprises transition away from costly device-centric to more
people-centric desktop and application delivery models," said Chris
Wolf, research vice president at Gartner (News - Alert). "Gartner has consistently
heard from early adopters that virtual desktop deployments struggle to
scale when traditional PC and application lifecycle methodologies are
applied. To that end, IT decision makers should leverage modern
application layering and delivery solutions in order to achieve the
operating expense savings they expect, and the scalability they require."
Customers Benefit from DVS Enterprise with Unidesk
The University of Connecticut recently deployed Dell's DVS Enterprise
solution with Unidesk in order to easily provision and manage virtual
desktops for Master's students and faculty at the School of Business.
"Dell DVS and Unidesk are a great fit for any organization looking to
simplify virtual desktop deployments, deliver different types of
applications, and implement VDI for a wide range of users and use
cases," said Jeremy Pollack, director of IT for the University of
Connecticut School Of Business. "The combination of Dell and Unidesk has
been instrumental to the success of our vPC desktop virtualization
initiative from both IT operations and user acceptance perspectives."
Unidesk is available today through Dell direct. Additional integration
enhancements and service offerings are expected to be available later
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative
technology and services that give them the power to do more. Dell is
committed to helping customers solve their toughest IT needs. Dell's
Desktop Virtualization Solutions provide full end-to-end solutions --
from datacenter hardware, software and services to end-user devices,
including thin clients. Dell's goal is to guide customers along a clear
and predictable path for making the right business, technical, and
implementation decisions for adopting desktop virtualization. Today's
announcement combined with recent announcements regarding DVS Simplified
Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) utilizing Desktone's DaaS platform, DVS
Simplified with Citrix VDI-in-a-Box software, DVS Enterprise and the
intent to acquire Wyse Technology shows Dell's commitment to this goal.
For more information, including a Dell and Unidesk reference
architecture, please visit http://dell.unidesk.com.
* Results based from Overcoming the Storage Challenges of Persistent
Virtual Desktops with Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Arrays and Unidesk a
Dell is a trademark of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest
in the marks and names of others.
VMware and VMware View are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of
VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. The use of
the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership
relationship between VMware and any other company.
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