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Dell Expands Cloud Client Computing Solutions for VMware View®, Desktop as a Service and Channel Offerings to Europe

<ul> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Desktop as a Service simplifies desktop virtualization and provides exceptional user experience with PCoIP, a feature of VMware View </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Dell Wyse market-leading cloud-clients with PCoIP and VMware View Local Mode now shipping; provide outstanding graphics and multimedia performance </li> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Brings desktop virtualization competency and Advisor tool for channel partners to Europe </li> </ul>

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Dell Expands Cloud Client Computing Solutions for VMware View®, Desktop as a Service and Channel Offerings to Europe03:00 EDT Tuesday, October 09, 2012 BARCELONA, Spain (Business Wire) -- Dell today is announcing a host of new and enhanced industry-leading cloud client computing solutions that provide organizations with the broadest choice in how to implement, manage, deploy and access virtual computing environments using VMware. Coming on the heels of recent cloud client computing developments, Dell, the market leader in thin-clients¹, is expanding support for VMware View and PCoIP protocol on its zero- and thin-clients, Desktop as a Service (DaaS) with PCoIP support and new channel partner solutions to Europe. Cloud-Based Virtual Desktop Solution Now Available in Europe Dell Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is now available in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Netherlands - from Dell's data center 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, £29 and $36 per seat per month². 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. New Cloud-Clients for VMware Dell is also announcing 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 organization. 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 Cloud Client Computing Solutions for Channel Partners 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 center 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. Dell's new cloud client computing solutions will be showcased at VMworld Europe in Stand D201. Stop by to learn more about Dell's end-to-end desktop virtualization solutions. Quotes “We are pleased to continue to partner with Dell to offer easy-to-use desktop virtualization solutions to organizations of all sizes,” said 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.” About Dell Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Dell's global alliance with VMware produces tightly integrated cloud and virtualization solutions with exceptional performance, reliability and simplified management based on VMware technology running on Dell end-to-end infrastructure solutions. To learn more, visit http://www.dell.com/vmware. Join us at Dell World 2012 – The Power to Do More. Technology professionals will learn from one another and identify key challenges and opportunities connected to the top forces changing business today. Learn more at www.DellWorld.com or follow #DellWorld on Twitter. Dell is a trademark of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. VMware and VMware View are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company. ¹ According to WW Enterprise Thin Client Market Segment Share Summary - Q2CY12² Pricing is subject to change, varies by length and volume of contract and does not include initial setup feeMedia Contacts:Dell Wyse PRAllison Darin, 831-359-8208Allison_darin@dell.comorDell DVS PRLauren Mauro, 512-300-3066Lauren_mauro@dell.comorWPP Team DellPaul Dobson, 512-733-3451Paul.dobson@wppteamdell.com