Dell, Citrix, VMware Launch New Virtual Desktop Packages
Dell's Desktop Virtualization Solutions can be cloud- or locally-based and are comprised of pre-packaged services with pre-tested hardware and software.Dell and longtime virtualization partners Citrix and VMware unveiled on March 10 some new enterprise desktop virtualization packages. Dell's Desktop Virtualization Solutions can be cloud- or locally-based and are comprised of prepackaged services with pretested hardware and software, Dell Director of Solutions Program Management Terry Vaughn told eWEEK.
Citrix and/or VMware supply the virtual desktop software secret sauce for these new packages. Dell naturally supplies its PowerEdge servers, EqualLogic storage and PowerConnect networking as needed.
- Virtual Desktop as a Service: Fully-managed virtual desktops hosted from the Dell Cloud.
- Managed Service Solution: Dell implements and manages a customer-purchased Integrated Solution Stack; customers deploy this either on-premise or in a Dell Data Center.
- Customer Managed Solution: Dell implements a customer-purchased Integrated Solution Stack within the customer's location. Dell turns over management of operations, monitoring and incident resolution to the customer after the deployment is completed.
- Custom Solution: Dell provides design, build and/or implementation consulting services to deliver a custom-built solutions utilizing Dell's best of breed ingredients and modified reference architectures.