Dell Adds Powerful Server Streaming to Its Desktop and Application Virtualization Software to Simplify IT Configuration and

  Dell Adds Powerful Server Streaming to Its Desktop and Application
  Virtualization Software to Simplify IT Configuration and Optimize Resources

Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2013

Business Wire

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- July 9, 2013

Dell Cloud Client Computing today announced the release of version 6 of Dell
Wyse WSM  desktop and application virtualization software. This new release
adds server streaming capability to help organizations harness the benefits of
virtualization and cloud computing, while simplifying management and
deployment processes and helping to reduce costs. By adding on-demand delivery
of server OS images to Dell’s reliable and secure end-user computing
portfolio, Dell Wyse WSM 6 offers another powerful computing alternative that
helps organizations quickly stand up new servers where and when needed, and
gives employees and students secured access to content regardless of location.

Dell Wyse WSM delivers operating systems and applications separately to
stateless, diskless clients on demand, providing a manageable, reliable and
scalable PC computing experience from the cloud. Unlike traditional VDI, Dell
Wyse WSM enables the desktop OS and applications to execute locally on the
client, giving that client the same look, performance, feel and function of a
traditional desktop PC, but storing all OS, applications, and data in the
datacenter. With no OS residing on the client, management, support and
updates, including Windows XP and Windows 7 migrations, are done centrally and
take considerably less time than with a traditional distributed environment.

In addition to powerful and secure desktop and application virtualization, 
Dell Wyse WSM 6  now also enables rapid and efficient server image delivery to
physical or virtual machines. This new feature allows for more agile
deployment, configuration and management of virtual servers than existing
methods – processes that previously took hours are reduced to minutes.

Additional enhancements in Dell Wyse WSM 6 include:

  *Dell Cloud Desktop BIOS central configuration: This feature increases
    efficiency by allowing for central configuration and management of the
    BIOS settings on pre-configured Dell Cloud Desktops from Dell Wyse WSM.
    Per-model and policy-based settings can be configured centrally on the
    Dell Wyse WSM server.
  *Expanded platform support: Dell Wyse WSM now enables server and desktop
    streaming to Windows Server Hyper-V and VMware ESX 5.1 virtual machines
    and above.
  *Shared storage support: Storage resources are optimized via shared support
    as servers no longer require their own dedicated storage.
  *Enhanced Active Directory integration: For auditing and compliance needs,
    integration with Active Directory allows administrators to monitor and
    control access to Dell Wyse WSM administration through enhanced logging
    and auditing capabilities.
  *64-bit support: Dell Wyse WSM’s already extremely high-performance desktop
    and application virtualization is enhanced with support for demanding
    64-bit applications.
  *Partnership with CloudVolumes to virtualize server applications: Through
    the Dell Technology Partner Program, CloudVolumes virtualizes everything
    above the OS and instantly delivers server workloads, including
    applications, onto Dell Wyse WSM-streamed servers. Administrators can now
    change the identity and nature of a server instantly, enhancing
    flexibility, storage efficiency, and agility in server management. For
    more information, visit the blog here.

Dell Wyse WSM is designed for large or small customers with demanding user or
server management requirements, looking to optimize IT efficiency and cut
costs. By reducing hardware needs and administration demands, Dell Wyse WSM
helps customers achieve their system reliability, security and compliance
goals.

“We have had a very successful beta testing period using Dell Wyse WSM’s new
features and are looking forward to continuing to work with them,” said JP
Gagne, president at Baremetalcloud. “Being able to manage and pool together
our physical servers as if they were virtual is an entirely new capability in
the market and it has the potential to increase IT efficiency by leaps and
bounds.”

Dell Wyse WSM Starter Kit

Customers and partners who would like to test and evaluate Dell Wyse WSM now
have a quick and inexpensive way with the Dell Wyse WSM Starter kit. The
starter kit is a turn-key, ready-to-use solution that includes everything IT
teams need to conduct a proof of concept within one hour: server, clients,
networking, preinstalled software, and virtual desktops for up to three users.
In addition, the kit can be expanded to support up to 12 users with minimal
effort. Since all components can be reused in production, the upfront
investment risk is minimal. More information is available at
www.dellwyse.com/WSM

“The new Dell Wyse WSM server streaming feature demonstrates our commitment to
making powerful virtualization and cloud computing tools practical and
accessible to organizations of all sizes,” said Jeff McNaught, Executive
Director of Marketing for Dell Cloud Client Computing. “This release is right
in line with our goal to be the one-stop-shop for any customers looking to
reduce costs and enhance business by optimizing their IT systems.”

Availability

WSM 6 is being showcased at  the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, 
Microsoft’s premier event for channel and technology partners, this week in
Dell booth #601. Dell Wyse WSM 6 will be available globally on July 22, 2013
through Dell channel partners. Dell Cloud Desktop PCs and the Dell Wyse WSM
Starter Kit are available immediately.

Based on an organizations needs and IT environment, Dell delivers various
endpoint options:

  *Dell Wyse D00D and Z00D cloud PCs and X00m mobile cloud PCs are optimized
    to work with Dell Wyse WSM.

For high performance desktop and app virtualization, Dell Cloud Desktop
platforms (www.dell.com/clouddesktop) can be configured to boot directly from
Dell Wyse WSM with complete application and peripheral compatibility, and are
available now on Dell’s newest line of OptiPlex desktop PCs and Precision
workstations:

  *Dell OptiPlex 9020 desktop, Dell’s newest powerful commercial desktop,
    powered by Intel® 4th-Generation Core™ i3/i5/i7 processors for enhanced
    performance and security
  *Dell OptiPlex 3011 All-in-One, an affordable, secure, manageable solution
    to raise task worker productivity and meet interactive learning needs
  *Dell OptiPlex XE2, a durable, versatile desktop featuring an ultra-long
    lifecycle, which can withstand up to 45ºC ambient temperature, and is
    available as an OEM-ready solution
  *Dell Precision T1700 Small Form-Factor and Mini-Tower desktop
    workstations, powerful workstation performance with professional-grade
    processors and graphics, ISV certifications and the smallest chassis in
    their class

About Dell

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative
technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more
information, visit www.dell.com.

Contact:

Dell Wyse PR
Allison Darin, 831-359-8208
Allison_darin@dell.com
or
Dell DVS PR
Lauren Mauro, 512-300-3066
Lauren_mauro@dell.com
 
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