Dell has announced a broad range of innovative cloud client computing technologies that deliver turnkey solutions purposefully built to complement and enhance corporate IT environments based on Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp.

When organisations of all sizes are increasingly looking to empower their employees with access to corporate information across application platforms and devices, Dell and Citrix’s new cloud client computing solutions provide customers with powerful tools to work securely and productively. The combination of simplicity, flexibility, and power in Dell’s technology creates an unmatched end-to-end virtual computing experience and alleviates customer pain points from the data center to the endpoint devices, including:  the Dell DVS Enterprise – Active System 800 for Citrix XenDesktop, Dell DVS Enterprise for Citrix XenDesktop, Dell Wyse Xenith Pro 2 zero client and the Dell Wyse D90Q7 and Z90Q7thin clients.

“Our strong relationship with Citrix is evident more than ever within the innovative new technologies for Citrix’s desktop virtualisation solutions here at Citrix Synergy,” said Steve Lalla, Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Client Computing at Dell. “We have been able to raise the bar not only in our virtualised desktops, but also in the functionalities that we bring to our data center infrastructure solutions that give users an improved computing experience and help to bring down the cost and complexity of managing a desktop virtualisation environment.”

Dell introduced enhanced DVS Enterprise end-to-end solutions that will support Citrix XenDesktop 7 and its unified communications functionality. Dell offers three different deployment offerings based on customer needs; a pre-integrated system based on Dell’s Active System 800 solution, DVS Enterprise supporting NVIDIA’s GRID for virtualised graphics and a cost effective DVS Enterprise Integrated Storage solution. These three end-to-end deployment options make it easier and less expensive to roll out virtual desktops with Citrix.

Incorporating Citrix XenDesktop and unified communications within all three of these solutions provides an unprecedented range of application support in a desktop virtualisation environment and a state-of-the-art management experience. Citrix XenDesktop 7 unifies applications, desktops and hosted VDI environments with a common management platform, all while supporting virtualised workloads based on Windows 8 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012, and HDX 3D enabling virtualised graphics for OpenGL applications. Our end-to-end unified communications solutions includes deployment services and support for Microsoft Lync 2010, enabling customers to extend the range of applications they can deliver to include voice, data, and video teleconferencing within their VDI environment.

Additionally, Dell is introducing a range of new client devices specifically developed for virtual desktop environments: Dell Wyse Xenith Pro 2 – Specifically built for Citrix and Dell’s first dual-core zero client, Xenith Pro 2 is a high performing endpoint for Citrix desktop virtualisation environments combined with secure firmware. The combination provides an unrivaled user experience that is ideal for unified communications, HD multimedia creation and consumption, and other applications where endpoint performance is vital.

With Dell Wyse D90Q7 and Z90Q7, Dell has introduced quad-core thin clients based on Windows Embedded with superior compute performance, energy efficiency and HD multimedia for a broad range of desktop virtualisation environments, including Citrix, Dell, Microsoft and VMware.


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