By Telecom Lead Team: Citrix Systems announced partnership with Dell to deliver a
new VDI appliance that radically simplifies and accelerates desktop
virtualization deployments for the mass market.
Featuring the Citrix VDI-in-a-Box technology running on Dell
servers , the new VDI appliance is an easy, repeatable solution that allows
businesses to take advantage of desktop virtualization benefits including enhanced
mobility and streamlined IT management. The solution will be sold through Dell’s
global sales team and channels.
The simple integrated
hardware VDI appliance is pre-certified to support defined numbers of desktops.
The Dell DVS Simplified VDI appliance can be easily installed to create and rapidly
scale a virtual desktop deployment in response to business needs.
The VDI appliance is
backed by a full Citrix Ready verified ecosystem, providing customers with
tested and validated workforce mobility solutions, supporting over one billion
devices, including PCs, Macs, thin clients, tablets, smartphones, along with
peripherals such as web cams, printers, mice and keyboards.
As cloud adoption increases, small and medium businesses
want to capitalize on the business benefits of desktop virtualization,
including driving efficiencies, enabling mobility and improving business
continuity, but typically have much tighter budgets and far fewer resources.
Citrix VDI-in-a-Box addresses these needs head-on.
We are seeing tremendous customer and partner momentum with
Citrix VDI-in-a-Box as SMBs and departments within enterprises seek to capitalize
on the benefits of delivering IT services from the cloud by virtualizing
desktops,” said Krishna Subramanian, vice president, Marketing & Business
Development, SMB Solutions, Citrix.
Our relationship with Dell and the new integrated VDI
appliance is aimed at making the transition to the cloud a no-brainer for our
mutual customers, ultimately breaking down the barriers to VDI adoption for
this very important customer segment through a repeatable, simple, affordable
and predictable hardware VDI solution,” Subramanian added.
The VDI appliance makes VDI easily consumable by light IT
organizations that may have previously lacked the resources and datacenter
infrastructure needed for desktop virtualization. The VDI-in-a-Box design
eliminates multiple moving parts that can potentially result in higher costs
and complexity of infrastructure. The unique all-in-one grid architecture
enables a building-block approach by leveraging Dell’s off-the-shelf servers.
The VDI appliance is backed by a full Citrix Ready verified
ecosystem, providing customers with tested and validated workforce mobility
solutions, supporting over one billion devices, including PCs, Macs, thin
clients, tablets, smartphones, along with peripherals such as web cams,
printers, mice and keyboards.
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