Dell and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

Working together to empower a mobile workforce

Amplify your mobility strategy and empower your end users to be productive anywhere, at any time from the device of their choice with desktop virtualization solutions from Citrix and Dell. Through our expertise and resources, Dell and Citrix deliver custom desktop virtualization solutions to organizations, with the speed and integration capabilities associated with off-the-shelf systems. With Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions (DVS) powered by Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, organizations can speedily, painlessly, and easily begin or expand their desktop virtualization environments, leveraging the knowledge developed by Dell and Citrix to realize the productivity, cost, and management benefits associated with this technology.

Making VDI affordable

Citrix and Dell have taken a stand to simplify the cost structure of desktop virtualization and make clear just how affordable VDI  can be. To make VDI simpler to plan and implement, Citrix and Dell have worked together to deliver an affordable desktop virtualization solution—with a validated approach that delivers its full benefits for only $200 per user in infrastructure costs. By using local storage rather than shared storage, the solution drives down the cost of entry dramatically for any organization interested in VDI. Designed for the rapid deployment of baseline desktop virtualization, the solution can be upgraded easily with more advanced features as your needs evolve.

Learn how to implement desktop virtualization with infrastructure costs at under $200 per user

Virtualizing 3D graphics

Virtualizing graphic intensive applications for users traditionally has presented significant technical and cost challenges. Market leaders, Dell, Citrix and NVIDIA, have taken steps to enable the successful hosting of graphics-intensive applications from the datacenter, allowing IT departments to offer the data security and datacenter manageability benefits of desktop virtualization to a broader range of users.

Dell DVS supports high end graphics/3D visualization with Citrix HDX 3D Pro enabling virtualized graphics for OpenGL applications in pass-through configuration using NVIDIA K1/K2 cards. These improvements allow for a seamless end-user experience within tightly integrated, end-to-end compute and virtualization infrastructures while providing IT departments with more control.

Learn more about our joint success in 3D from customers Roger Williams University and Turkish Aerospace Industries.

Simplified deployment

Working together, Dell and Citrix have simplified the deployment of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops by developing a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Service Template. This template reduces the length of a typical distributed Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops deployment from many hours to under 30 minutes, and significantly reduces the opportunity for installation errors. The Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 Service Template for System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) leverages the rich automation capabilities available in Microsoft’s private cloud offering to significantly streamline and simplify the installation experience.  The XenDesktop 7.1 Service Template enables rapid deployment of virtual app and desktop infrastructure on Microsoft System Center 2012 private clouds.

Learn how Microsoft and Citrix streamline and simplify the installation of distributed, enterprise-class virtual desktops

Support for unified communications

Dell DVS Enterprise supports virtualization of the Microsoft Lync unified communications suite. With support for Lync 2010, organizations deploying Dell DVS Enterprise, leveraging the Citrix HDX RealTime Optimization Pack can now supply users with video, teleconferencing, phone and instant messaging in a virtual desktop environment.

Ideal for organizations with sophisticated IT environments who are seeking a robust, configurable and scalable desktop virtualization solution with a broad range of component choice. Simplifies the deployment of virtualized desktops for environments ranging from 50 to 50,000 users, supported by reference architectures and services which speed time-to-value.