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[November 29, 2012]

Dell Expands Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Offerings with New Windows Server 2012 Solution

ROUND ROCK, Texas --(Business Wire)--

Dell today announced new cloud client computing solutions providing customers who have selected a Microsoft (News - Alert) desktop virtualization strategy with additional infrastructure options. Dell DVS Enterprise for Windows Server 2012 is an end-to-end desktop virtualization infrastructure enabling IT to provide workers with secure and flexible access to data and applications while simplifying management and improving data security, control and compliance. This end-to-end offering further extends Dell's (News - Alert) leading position in the cloud client computing market.

DVS Enterprise for Windows Server 2012 is an on-premises solution designed to help Dell partners and customers easily size and deliver pre-tested Dell hardware components to support specific configurations over 1,000 remote desktop sessions or up to 600 VDI users. It is ideal for organizations such as schools and universities that have existing Microsoft and education licensing and purchasing agreements and are interested in a limited-sized deployment, along with a mix of remote desktop sessions and virtual machines at an affordable cost.

The end-to-end solution based on the recently announced reference architecture has bee pre-tested and pre-configured with Dell PowerEdge 12G Servers, Dell EqualLogic storage, Dell Force10 networking, Dell ProSupport¹, Dell Wyse thin clients and Windows Server 2012 server licensing with multiple real-life workloads. Dell DVS Enterprise for Windows Server 2012 provides multiple virtualization modes, including pooled and personal virtual desktops and Remote Desktop Services that are all managed, deployed and configured from the same console.


Dell Wyse's range of Windows Server 2012 RemoteFX optimized and certified thin clients, including the R10L, D90D7, Z90D7, as well as the X90m7 mobile thin clients, provides users with a robust experience, even on low-bandwidth and high-latency connections. With Dell Wyse endpoints, people working with graphics intensive or VoIP applications can enjoy a high quality experience regardless of network connection or geographic location.

DVS Enterprise for Windows Server 2012 is available today in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany and Netherlands via direct and channel partners from less than $300 per seat² for remote desktop sessions.

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"Powered by Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services (RDS), Dell DVS Enterprise for Windows Server 2012 empowers IT to give users flexible access to data and applications with a rich user experience," said Michael Park, Corporate Vice President, Server and Tools Marketing, at Microsoft. "We are delighted to be working closely with Dell to simplify management, while improving data security, control and compliance, all of which that Dell has brought together into an end-to-end solution."

"We are delighted to work with Microsoft on DVS Enterprise for Windows Server 2012, which also complements our recently announced solutions tailored specifically for Citrix and VMware, all providing our mid-sized customers the widest choice of tested and configured infrastructure optimized for increased manageability and lower cost of ownership that desktop virtualization brings," said Tarkan Maner, general manager and vice president, Dell Cloud Client Computing. "We continue to build the broadest portfolio of solutions on the market based on our robust data center solutions, professional services and optimized desktop devices that help organizations to unlock their potential."

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Dell and PowerEdge, ProSupport, EqualLogic, Force10 and Wyse are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

¹ Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region. For more information, visit www.dell.com/servicedescriptions.

² List price estimate based on 1,040 remote desktop sessions or 600 pooled VDI seats (per reference architecture), including datacenter hardware and software, 3-years ProSupport but excluding endpoint. Additional conditions apply.


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