Dell, Riverbed Announce Virtual Desktop Solutions

Dell and Riverbed announce Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions with VMware, as the VMware Partner Exchange conference took place this week in Las Vegas.

Dell and VMware optimize solution for desktop virtualization. Dell and VMware announced Dell DVS Enterprise – Active System 800, a pre-integrated system specifically designed for VMware-based VDI workloads.  Dell’s Active System serves as the foundation for its Desktop Virtualiztaion Solutions (DVS) portfolio for provisioning DVI workloads. DVS Enterprise – Active System 800 with VMware Horizon View 5.2 combines Dell server, storage, networking, thin clients and infrastructure management software into a pre-integrated system to provide general purpose virtualized resource pools for virtual desktops. In addition, a full suite of consulting, deployment and support services are available to ease integration and ensure robust operation of the system once deployed.

“Dell and VMware have intensified our strategic partnership for end-to-end computing,” said Maryam Alexandrian, executive director of worldwide sales, channels and field marketing, Dell Cloud Client Computing. “Together we are deepening our engagement with our channel partners, accelerating our joint engineering and solution collaboration, and investing in go-to-market initiatives to address opportunities in the mid-market.”

Riverbed strengthens VMware alliance.

Riverbed (RVBD) announced the availability of solutions developed in collaboration with VMware that can provide a reliable and consistent desktop virtualization end user experience in those organizations that deploy VMware Horizon View 5.2. Riverbed Granite has achieved VMware Ready status, to help organizations to overcome the challenges of wide area networks (WAN)s, such as limited bandwidth, latency, and unforeseeable outages when delivering virtual desktops to remote locations. A new Stingray Traffic Manager gives a fine-grained application-level control and high availability for end-users that require constant access to desktops, applications and data from any device or location.

“By deepening our partnership with VMware, we give enterprises the ability to provide end users a seamless experience when accessing their desktop, applications and data regardless of location,” said Venugopal Pai, vice president, Global Alliances and Business Development at Riverbed. “Simultaneously, we are enabling enterprises to benefit from greater control and flexibility in distributed organizations.”

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