Dell Services representatives will leverage migration and monitoring tools from Liquidware Labs to make it easier to migrate businesses to a desktop virtualization environment.
Dell Services is teaming up with Liquidware Labs to make it easier for
businesses to make the migration to virtual desktop environments.
Dell Services officials said July 15 that they will leverage
Liquidware Labs' Stratusphere and ProfileUnity products to help assess a
business's existing desktop environment, migrate user data and documents onto
virtual desktops, and configure the new desktops.
The migration and monitoring tools from Liquidware Labs will
enable Dell Services representatives to more efficiently help enterprises move
tens of thousands of physical desktops into a virtualized environment,
according to Dell officials.
"As we researched software and technologies that enhance
virtual desktop services, we found that Liquidware Labs' end-to-end set of
solutions helps eliminate inefficiencies and simplifies the process for
customers," Mark Bilger, services product group leader for Dell Services,
said in a statement. "We rigorously tested and evaluated the software and
determined it provided a high level of support metrics and a comprehensive
solution for planning and migrating customers' desktops into virtual desktop
Liquidware Labs' software also will enable Dell Services
officials to accelerate the adoption capabilities and lower the costs of new
desktop software such as Microsoft's Windows 7, VMware View and Citrix Systems'
Through the software, Dell Services also will be able to ensure
service levels through user experience reports and provide ongoing management
Dell has been aggressively building out its services business
since it bought
for $3.9 billion last year. Dell Services in January
announced a $42
million military contract
for network operations, desktop services and
communications at Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois.
The unit also is expanding into several areas, such as virtualization
for health care institutions