Dell Launches Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO:RAIL with Horizon Edition

By CIOReview | Wednesday, June 3, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Dell announces general availability of Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO: Rail Horizon Edition, and updates to the Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO:RAIL appliance, continuing its long standing affiliation with VMware. Both Solutions offer customer with faster time-to-time value, elasticity and ease of use.

Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO:RAIL Horizon Edition (HE)
The new Dell virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offering enables customers to deploy and scale infrastructure quickly and easily for virtual desktops to end-users based on business demand and it is optimized for consistent performance.

The latest solution is a high value EVO:RAIL appliance for customers utilizing desktop virtualization designed to help organizations scale-out, manage infrastructure, reduce workload delivery and deploy applications effectively. Horizon Edition is easier to plan, deploy and run with general availability of Dell Engineered Solutions. It eases complexity by reducing the number of steps to deploy by up to 92 percent compared to a do-it-yourself solution. Each appliance scales to approximately 250 virtual desktop VMs, and the current maximum of eight appliances allows for approximately 2,000 persistent virtual desktop VMs.

Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO:RAIL, infrastructure edition 1.2
The latest version introduces enhanced features for new and existing customers, including serviceability automation and increased scalability. Serviceability automation enables customers to spend less time on IT management tasks.

The VMware EVO:RAIL 1.2 edition allows customers to easily scale performance, bandwidth and capacity by adding appliances according to business needs. The update comprises of enhanced maximum scalability of a single cluster from four appliances to eight, with each appliance designed for approximately 100 general purpose virtual machines. With each appliance containing four server nodes, the new maximum cluster size is increased from 16 to 32 nodes supporting approximately 800 general purpose VMs. It automates management through serviceability thus saving time and allows eligible customers to apply existing VMware licenses to purchase Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO:RAIL.

"IT professionals today are faced with too many time-consuming deployment and maintenance tasks, which take them away from the operational and business results they want to focus on.” said  Jim Ganthier, VP and General Manager, Engineered Solutions and Cloud, Dell “As the first and only company to offer a VDI-focused edition of VMware EVO:RAIL, Dell and VMware are collaborating to take the time, difficulty and costs out of private cloud or virtual infrastructure deployment and operations so our customers can shift their focus to projects that have a positive impact on the future of their business." adds Ganthier.