On March 6, Dell announced two new initiatives to support the growing use of graphics and data-intensive desktop virtualization workloads in enterprises globally.

Dell’s first Workstation Virtualization Center of Excellence and the Dell Wyse Datacenter for Virtual Workstations solution are the industry’s first end-to-end reference architectures for deploying ISV-certified solutions in virtual environments.

Dell’s first Workstation Virtualization Center of Excellence (CoE) provides a physical location and remote access capabilities for customers, channel partners and independent software vendors (ISVs) to evaluate the benefits of running their engineering, oil and gas, media and entertainment and other 2D and 3D applications on an end-to-end virtual workstation solution with Dell hardware and Citrix XenDesktop with HDX 3D Pro.

The CoE, located in the Dell Solutions Center in Round Rock, Texas, enables customers and partners to receive expert advice from Dell professionals on leveraging virtualized workstations and architecting a solution to best suit their business demands, with no fiscal outlay.

ISVs are able to compatibility test and certify existing applications for virtual workstation environments, and evolve their offerings to better leverage the benefits of the new technology. Dell Solutions Center’s established methodology will enable these capabilities and resources to be replicated in other Dell Solutions Centers worldwide.

The Dell Wyse Datacenter for Virtual Workstations solution can be deployed using Dell Precision R7610 rack workstations or Dell PowerEdge R720 rack servers with NVIDIA GRID K1 or K2 graphic cards on XenDesktop. These new offerings from Dell showcase the unique shared GPU solution that is only available with XenDesktop and Citrix XenServer.

Please reach out to Liz Fuller for further inquiries. 


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