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Introducing Dell EMC VDI Complete Solutions

Fast. Easy. New VDI Complete all-in-one desktop and virtualization bundles, powered by VMware Horizon, include everything you need started for $8/user/month.

We hear you. Certain VDI projects can be complicated and may stall or never even get off the ground. Selling a business case with upfront cost and promises of future operational efficiencies that require a leap of faith can be challenging. When you do pass that hurdle and are ready to deploy, you need to think through the entire solution: the endpoints, user personalization, application delivery, operating system (OS) image delivery, virtualization platform, hypervisor, storage, network and compute.

You can choose to build the solution layer by layer with multiple vendors in the mix, which takes time. Finally, you will need a different support number for every single vendor in the stack. Let’s be honest here: How quickly do you think problems will get resolved?

Enter VDI Complete from Dell EMC and VMware.

We are excited to announce the launch of Dell EMC VDI Complete Solutions, powered by VMware Horizon. VDI Complete is an end-to-end desktop and application virtualization solution from Dell EMC that includes everything you need to get started: the infrastructure appliances, the software, the storage and the endpoints.

VDI Complete is built with best-of-breed technology from Dell Technologies, a collective force that is Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream, and VMware. It leverages proven and trusted infrastructure appliances and endpoints from Dell and Dell EMC. And it takes advantage of Horizon, named by IDC as an Industry leader in desktop and application virtualization.

VDI Complete is fully validated and tested, lowering risk and reducing complexity. And the best part? It’s a single go-to source for both purchase and complete solution support.

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So, let’s dive into some of the details. You can either “build” solutions with vSAN ReadyNodes on Dell PowerEdge servers or “buy” turnkey solutions built on VxRail hyperconverged appliances. Build or buy, the infrastructure is highly customizable to fit your needs. Need high-performance 3D graphics for VDI? Simply add NVIDIA GPUs.

On top of that, VDI Complete runs the VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) and Horizon in an all-VMware stack. All the benefits of a hyperconverged solution apply here; it’s quick and easy to get up and running and even easier to scale, as demonstrated by Rent-a-Center, which got VxRail up and running in just two hours.

In joint engagements, we’ve seen how software-defined storage and hyperconverged appliances are ideal for VDI. The localized storage delivers high IOPs that are demanded by the VDI use case, and it dramatically simplifies deployment and administration.

Dell’s Wyse ThinClients or OptiPlex endpoints offer a low-cost option to access the digital workspace. The exciting new Wyse 3040 offers a tiny profile, while also tackling cost with the highest performing entry-level thin client in the industry. Highly customizable from appliance to endpoint, these solution bundles deliver incredible value.

VDI Complete is a compelling solution that can be deployed quickly and confidently, starting at $8 per user per month. It leverages the Flexible Consumption Model from Dell Financing Services, which allows you to either prepay or take advantage of flexible monthly payments with leasing or financing options. And since it is built on hyperconverged architecture, you can start small, knowing that you can easily scale when needed with predictable costs.

Click to TweetAll of these factors—the bundle discount, monthly payment options and ability to confidently start small—contribute to a much lower up front cost to get started with VDI.

So, what are you waiting for? This is the time to dive into desktop and application virtualization with VDI Complete. Find out more here, or come visit us at Dell EMC World this week to see these solutions first hand.

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