Dell Brings Workstations Into Age of Virtualization

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2014-03-07

ROUND ROCK, Texas—Over the past few years, as Dell has built up its enterprise IT solutions capabilities and has once again become a private company, there have been questions about what the vendor will do with its PC business, particularly as the global market has continued its sales decline. Dell executives have insisted that the client business is a key to its overall solutions strategy, and during a two-day event at its campus headquarters here March 6 and 7, company executives reinforced that push, particularly within the workstation segment. Dell outlined its virtual workstation strategy, unveiled its Dell Wyse Datacenter for Virtual Workstations reference architectures and opened its Workstation Virtualization Center of Excellence. Customers and partners will be able to remotely access the center, which will be housed in Round Rock, to evaluate the best way to deploy a virtualized workstation environment. The workstation market is growing again after a few years of flat shipments, and virtualization will give customers with compute-intensive workloads what they need, according to Andy Rhodes, executive director of Dell's Precision business: greater data security, easier collaboration and better workflow optimization.


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