On the heels of its announcement to help customers deploy
workloads with confidence, Dell with VMware today unveiled a
pre-integrated system specifically designed for VMware-based virtual
desktop infrastructure (VDI) workloads, the Dell
DVS Enterprise - Active System 800 with VMware Horizon View 5.2.
According to a recent study conducted by the Enterprise Strategy Group,
one-third of midmarket and enterprise organizations surveyed currently
have some form of desktop virtualization technology deployed, and of
these users, more than half leverage VDI. To help channel partners meet
the customer demand for VDI workloads, Dell will use Active
System as the foundation for its Desktop
Virtualization Solutions (DVS) portfolio to enable organizations to
rapidly deploy and provision VDI workloads and improve efficiencies
through resource optimization and heightened security.
Delivering desktop virtualization via converged infrastructure
DVS Enterprise - Active System 800 with VMware Horizon View 5.2
combines Dell server, storage, networking, thin clients and
infrastructure management software into a pre-integrated system to
provide general purpose virtualized resource pools for virtual desktops.
In addition, a full suite of consulting, deployment and support services
are available to ease integration and ensure robust operation of the
system once deployed.
With organic innovation and expertise gained through the Gale
Technologies acquisition, Dell DVS Enterprise - Active System 800
with VMware Horizon View can streamline administration and improve
performance of virtual environments, increase user productivity, and
reduce the costs of running virtual workloads, all while allowing
increased flexibility in the deployment of desktop virtualization.
A key component and differentiator of the intuitive and comprehensive
solution is the integrated Dell
Active System Manager 7.0, designed to extend the management
capabilities of Active System beyond the physical infrastructure to the
virtualized infrastructure and workloads. The solution also integrates
simplified chassis networking and modular infrastructure to enable
Investing in the success of Dell and VMware Channel Partners
Dell and VMware are committed to creating new joint initiatives,
targeted rewards and tools focused on the Dell
PartnerDirect and VMware solution providers who sell joint
Dell-VMware desktop virtualization solutions. Examples include:
In addition to Dell PartnerDirect, Dell channel partners will also be
able to procure solutions through their regular distribution channels,
and VMware components can count toward VMware Partner Network program
quota, incentives and promotions Solution Providers can purchase
end-to-end Dell solutions that include VMware solutions directly from
Dell, and still have the benefits of the VMware Partner Network program.
"By collaborating with Dell, we're able to utilize our joint expertise
and resources to provide end-to-end Dell and VMware desktop
virtualization solutions to our customers," said Jason Myers, Regional
Director - Southwest Region, FusionStorm. "The desktop virtualization
competency and other incentives that are offered through Dell
PartnerDirect have enabled us to be successful and set us apart in the
marketplace. We look forward to the additional Dell and VMware resources
and solutions that help our mid-market customers simplify and accelerate
their desktop virtualization deployments."
"Dell and VMware have intensified our strategic partnership for
end-to-end computing," said Maryam Alexandrian, executive director of
worldwide sales, channels and field marketing, Dell Cloud Client
Computing. "Together we are deepening our engagement with our channel
partners, accelerating our joint engineering and solution collaboration,
and investing in go-to-market initiatives to address opportunities in
"VMware and Dell's strategic alliance continues to expand, as we both
share a vision of providing innovative end-user computing solutions to
our customers of various sizes," said Toni Adams, vice president, Global
Partner and Alliances Marketing, VMware. "The Dell DVS Enterprise Active
System 800 with VMware® Horizon View™ 5.2 demonstrates how we're
introducing solutions that can help organizations gain greater agility,
efficiency and service quality out of their IT infrastructures."
Dell DVS Enterprise - Active System 800 with VMware Horizon View is
expected to be available in the US in March 2013 and will roll out to
the rest of the world beginning Summer 2013.
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative
technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more
information, visit www.dell.com.
VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the leader in virtualization and cloud
infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud
Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build,
deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is
evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2012 revenues of
$4.61 billion, VMware has more than 480,000 customers and 55,000
partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices
throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.
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