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|Dell Unveils New Systems and Solutions to Accelerate the Adoption of Converged Infrastructure and Simplify Virtualized Environments from Thin Client to the Cloud|
|Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 09:31:21 AM|
Las Vegas – 9 a.m. PT, August 30, 2016 - At VMworld® 2016, Dell today ushered in the next phase of the multi-billion dollar converged systems market with the introduction of the Dell Validated System for Virtualization, the industry’s most flexible converged system to-date. Dell also announced new client virtualization solutions with enhanced performance for demanding power users and VMware has selected Dell Financial Services as its preferred financing partner.
“For more than a decade, Dell and VMware have closely collaborated to help customers achieve greater efficiencies from their datacenters and simplify IT operations,” said Jim Ganthier, vice president and general manager, Dell Engineered Systems, HPC and Cloud. “With today’s announcements, we continue to demonstrate how our innovations can enable customers of all sizes to accelerate their journey to hyperconvergence, convergence, and the cloud.”
Next generation converged systems for virtualized environments
A growing number of organizations are attracted to the benefits of converged systems, which combine compute, storage and networking components for simply deployed and managed systems. However, the majority have not yet realized their goals because they demand a higher degree of flexibility and simplicity that moves beyond rigid hardware-defined converged offerings. Dell’s service-defined infrastructure approach uniquely addresses these challenges and the need for improved infrastructure agility and simplified systems management. In support of this approach, Dell today unveiled:
New powerful client virtualization solutions for end-user computing
Dell is expanding its client virtualization solutions for VMware to provide customers with the manageability, flexibility and performance they require in their virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments. These include:
Dell is introducing two new security solutions to provide organizations with a superior layer of advanced threat protection to an already secure computing environment, Dell Data Protection | Threat Defense for Windows Embedded (WES) thin clients and Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise for persistent virtual machines. These solutions provide organizations with advanced threat protection powered by Cylance that spans from the endpoint (including thin clients, traditional PCs and even Mac OS systems) to the data center, ensuring that all facets of an organization’s Windows-based VDI environment are protected.
“Organizations are looking to Dell to provide them with true end-to-end client virtualization solutions that are easy to plan, deploy and run – and take the guess work out of VDI,” said Steve Lalla, vice president and general manager, Dell Commercial Client Software & Solutions. “The Dell VDI Solutions for VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes with Horizon and support for Blast Extreme remote protocol on Windows thin clients gives our customers solutions that are tailored for their environment, as well as high performance and manageability.”
Dell Financial Services named the Preferred Financing Partner for VMware
Dell announced that Dell Financial Services (DFS) has been selected as VMware’s preferred financing partner, offering flexible payment plans for VMware solutions. This new partnership offers VMware customers and channel partners access to all of DFS’ traditional financing options, in addition to a variety of flexible solutions to help them finance their virtualized environments.
“One of our top priorities at VMware is our collaboration with our diverse and robust partner ecosystem to provide powerful software-defined solutions for our customers. Through our longstanding, strategic relationship with Dell, we are able to offer tightly integrated solutions designed to solve our joint customers’ most significant IT needs.”