Introducing New Dell EMC Ready Solutions for VDI to Simplify Desktop and App Deployments

May 20, 2020
Sachin Sharma

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Sachin Sharma is a Director of Product Marketing for VMware’s End-User Computing business unit.

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Virtual desktop (VDI) and published application deployments have been providing companies of all sizes with many great benefits, including streamlining desktop and app management, lowering IT operational burden, and improving security and compliance. VMware Horizon is the platform that customers continue to rely on to help deliver virtual desktops and apps, regardless of whether desktops or apps are hosted on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid-cloud manner. As companies have pivoted to enable their employees with more work from home capabilities this year, hybrid and multi-cloud VDI, app delivery, and management has taken off and become an even more strategic area of investment.

To help organizations scale their existing and future hybrid-cloud investments, IT teams are taking advantage of integrated software and hardware stacks powered by VMware and Dell EMC. For example, Horizon 7 with VMware Cloud Foundation, powered by Dell EMC VxRail provides automation and built-in lifecycle management to allow IT to rapidly deploy and configure Horizon virtual desktops and apps on VMware Software-defined Data Center and Dell EMC hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) layers. Now, we’re making it even easier for customers to buy and support Horizon virtual desktops and apps with Dell EMC Quickstart Bundles for VDI.

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These new Quickstart Bundles not only help simplify desktop and app management but also accelerate the adoption of work from home capabilities. They are available as pre-sized bundles of VDI and infrastructure, providing easy to buy and scale options for mainstream data center/distributed environments. IT can quickly support a few hundred users or scale to support thousands of users of all types, like tasks workers, knowledge workers, and/or multimedia workers. The benefits are tremendous:

• A one-stop, end-to-end desktop and app virtualization solution – Horizon can be paired with different Dell EMC HCI options, Nvidia GPUs, and Wyse thin clients and Optiplex Micros PCs for VDI and app access.

• Using best of breed Dell Technologies portfolio – the Dell Technologies Cloud Platform, VxRail, or vSAN Ready Nodes can all be leveraged for core infrastructure in hosting virtual desktops and apps.

• Fully optimized and validated with flexible consumption – customers get an easy path for cloud innovation, as we’ve focused on validating our solutions together. We are also making it as simple as possible to purchase through new, low-cost subscription pricing, giving customers more choices in the way they consume cloud infrastructure.

• Streamlined sales and support – customers can reduce complexity and quickly scale their VDI and app capabilities using Dell Technologies sales, support, and services.

Our end-to-end approach provides a winning strategy for deploying and managing virtual desktops and apps. We’re making it quick and easy for companies to buy and scale VDI across any environment, with rapid deployment using the new Quickstart Bundles for VDI. To get started in your hybrid cloud deployment journey today with VMware and Dell EMC, visit DellTechnologies.com/VDI.