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Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Dell Unveils New Desktop Virtualization Solutions
Dell has added new devices to its cloud client portfolio -- the Dell Wyse 5000 series all-in-one thin client, the Dell Wyse quad display 7000 series thin client and the Dell Wyse Xenith 3 zero client for Citrix.
Dell also announced a new version of its end-to-end VDI offering, Dell Wyse Datacenter for Citrix XenDesktop, which now features the Dell Foglight for infrastructure monitoring.
The Dell Wyse 5000 series, a multi-protocol, all-in-one thin client, features virus-immune Wyse ThinOS, is available with a keyboard and mouse.
The latest addition to Dell's desktop-class cloud computing portfolio is the new Dell Wyse 7000 series quad-display thin client. With a quad-core processor, the quad-display 7490 powers through demanding workloads and packs all of the hardware necessary to enable accelerated graphics and multimedia in a compact package.
Dell end-to-end solutions for Citrix encompasses arange of desktop virtualization components, from thin and zero clients to data center infrastructure. The Dell Wyse Xenith 3 zero client, the newest addition to the designed-for-Citrix Xenith line, is improving performance while keeping the characteristics of the Xenith 2. It is the first dual-core, System-on-Chip (SoC) Xenith zero client that features dual-band WiFi and horsepower to drive two high-definition displays. It is certified for a wide range of Citrix HDX environments.
Also available is the new Dell Wyse Datacenter for Citrix XenDesktop 7.5, featuring reference architecture with configuration support for a range of applications. This includes the recently announced Dell Wyse Datacenter for Virtual Workstations, which extends high-end, 3D, graphics intensive applications to virtual desktops leveraging shared virtual GPUs and includes an ISV certification process enabled by the Dell Center of Excellence for Virtualized Workstations. Dell Foglight, a new option, increases manageability through monitoring of performance, health for Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix XenApp and Dell infrastructure.
Dell has also updated its Android-based, thumb-size PC called Wyse Cloud Connect -- widely known as Project Ophelia.
The US$129 Cloud Connect looks like a USB stick and can turn any TV or display into a PC. The device runs on Android OS and once plugged in through an HDMI port, allows users to run applications, play games, watch streaming movies or access files stored in the cloud. Users can download applications from Google Play Store. It comes with an updated
user interface and may be used as a tablet device, or as a virtual desktop.
Through Cloud Connect Controller, a smartphone or tablet will connect directly to the thumb PC via Bluetooth. This removes the need for users to carry separate Bluetooth keyboards to type.
The Dell Wyse Xenith 3 starts at $329 USD and will be available mid-May.
The Dell Wyse 5000 series all-in-one thin client starts at $599 USD and will be available mid-June.
The Dell Wyse 7000 series quad-display thin client starts at $729 USD and will be available in mid-May.