Dell Rolls Out New Applications and Desktops for Maximizing Performance of Business Environments

By CIOReview | Thursday, May 14, 2015

ROUND ROCK, TX: At the recently held Microsoft Ignite event, Dell announced a series of solutions for higher productivity, simplified access to Windows applications as well easy access and management of virtual desktops, social networks.

Released solutions for the Dell Appliance for Wyse – vWorkspace enable small and mid-sized organizations to gain the benefits of desktop virtualization and Windows application delivery to a variety of endpoints. The company continues to state that the solution aims to provide organizations of all sizes with a cost-effective VDI solution that can be managed without specialized staff or consultants. Wyse vWorkspace enables access to Windows desktops and applications from nearly any HTML5 browser-capable device, without additional software installations.

Benefits and features of the solution include:

  • Easy to plan and deploy: The pre-configured appliance makes purchasing easy with fast and easy deployment. All VDI software is pre-installed; deployment simply consists of installing the unit, connecting to power and network connections, and powering on.
  • Easy to manage: Wyse vWorkspace can be managed by IT generalists with end-user administration skills and experience with Microsoft environments, minimizing IT operating costs and complexities.
  • Power and reliability: Built on Dell’s best-selling PowerEdge R730 or T630 13G servers with optimal reliability and performance and backed by Dell ProSupport services.
  • Access to Windows applications: End users can access Windows applications natively, including Microsoft Office products, with an HTML5 browser-capable device such as a Chromebook.
  • End-to-end solutions: Compatible with a variety of Dell endpoints, including Wyse thin clients and Dell Chromebooks.
  • Value designed for small business and education: One appliance can deliver Windows applications to up to 350 devices starting at $180 per user for the server hardware and licenses, hypervisor and vWorkspace broker.

With the Dell Appliance for Wyse – vWorkspace, school districts can now centralize and manage their IT infrastructure through desktop virtualization, and easily deploy and manage a fleet of Chromebooks across the district, reducing time, expense and complexity. With the combined flexibility of vWorkspace, collaborative Windows applications such as Microsoft Office, and an intuitive Chrome OS end point, students, instructors, and administrators can now access thousands of Windows apps, while the management burdens for IT administrators is sharply reduced.

"Organizations today are looking for solutions that provide greater flexibility and access to Microsoft applications across a range of devices. Dell is collaborating closely with Microsoft to bring the benefits of desktop virtualization and management to organizations of all sizes in a variety of industries to help make the most of their Microsoft infrastructure," says Garth Fort, General Manager of Enterprise Partner at Microsoft.

Nathan Eddy   for eWeek reports on the release of another solution: “Dell Software’s Migration Manager for Enterprise Social (MMES) centralizes user collaboration for Yammer and Office 365, while the PowerEdge R930 server, designed to run enterprise applications including Microsoft Dynamics, SQL Server 2014 and Microsoft Skype for Business.”

Dell also announced the PowerEdge R930, a powerful server specifically designed for the most demanding enterprise applications including Microsoft Dynamics, SQL Server 2014 and Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync). Enabling customers to maximize application performance, the PowerEdge R930 runs SQL Server 2014 four times faster than previous generations.

The PowerEdge R930 features up to 72 processing cores of Intel Xeon E7-8800/4800 v3 family of processors, 6TB of memory in 96 DIMMs, 24 internal hard drives and support for up to eight high performance PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSDs to help customers maximize application performance and flexibly scale workloads. With Dell’s recently updated OpenManage systems management portfolio and built-in reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features, organizations can also reduce deployment time by 99 percent and protect mission-critical and data-intensive applications.