Dell Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is now available in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Netherlands - from Dell's data centre in Slough, UK which boasts nearly continuous uptime and application availability. With DaaS, customers can focus on managing only the OS, applications and user profiles while leaving the management of the VDI infrastructure to Dell. This solution provides IT departments with the flexibility to scale from only a few users to thousands, enables access from a range of endpoint devices, simplifies desktop virtualization deployment and management and provides a predictable monthly price. Pricing for DaaS starts at 35 euro, GBP 29 and $36 per seat per month.
Dell DaaS now gives customers the option to choose the PCoIP protocol, a feature of VMware View, and get an exceptional remote user experience with HD multimedia including high resolution, full frame rate 3D graphics and HD audio, multiple large displays, and broad USB peripheral connectivity.
Dell is also introducing the new dual-display Dell Wyse P25 is now shipping worldwide and the quad-display Dell Wyse P45 will be available later this month. These PCoIP zero-clients support a wide-range of peripherals and provide outstanding application delivery, deliver uncompromised performance for graphics-intensive applications, add client-side caching to reduce bandwidth consumption on LANs and WANs, and mitigate the challenges of provisioning, managing, maintaining and securing enterprise desktops across an organisation.
Dell is also adding VMware specific enhancements to its compact, cost-effective Dell Wyse T50 ARM SoC thin-client and Dell Wyse X90m7 mobile thin-client. PCoIP support has been added to the T50 expanding its ability to deliver outstanding graphics and multimedia performance for VMware deployments. The X90m7 mobile thin-client now supports the Windows Embedded Standard 7 Premium operating system with VMware View Local Mode, providing mobile users who are on-the-go with the flexibility to take their session with them.
Dell is expanding its PartnerDirect Desktop Virtualization Solutions Competency to Europe and introducing its Cloud Client Computing Partner Advisor worldwide.
The new competency focusing on desktop virtualization will complement existing enterprise channel competencies and round out the end-to-end IT solution offering Dell channel partners are asking for.
The Dell Cloud Client Computing Partner Advisor, one of the most complete and flexible tools available, helps Dell and Dell Wyse channel partners design enterprise-class desktop virtualization architectures for their customers' specific needs in a matter of minutes. Partners can configure a solution for 50 to 50,000 users, all tied to Dell's published reference architectures encompassing the endpoints, data centre hardware and software needed to deploy the solution. The tool is free and available to Premier and Preferred partners worldwide via the Dell PartnerDirect Portal in October.
"We are pleased to continue to partner with Dell to offer easy-to-use desktop virtualization solutions to organisations of all sizes", stated Vittorio Viarengo, vice president, End-User Computing, VMware. "With VMware View, customers can have a high-fidelity and personalized virtual desktop experience that is available from a range of endpoint devices."
"Dell has always thrived on delivering strong support for users of VMware's desktop virtualization technologies, and we are raising the bar again with these new solutions", commented Tarkan Maner, general manager and vice president, Cloud Client Computing at Dell. "This demonstrates our commitment to providing an excellent user experience, while helping IT departments cost-effectively manage and secure intellectual property."