With Dell Wyse WSM version 6.0.0 software and CloudVolumes, the Instant Workload Management (IWM) solutions company, you now can now virtualize the server operating systems (OS) and everything above it.

This provides the capability to deliver any supported server OS to virtual or physical platforms and deliver an identity to the server in the form of a workload (e.g. SQL server, an IIS Web Server and all of its dependencies including enabling roles on the server and starting services); all this to stateless end client platforms. The entire deployment can be managed via the Dell Wyse WSM and Cloud Volumes management consoles.

Further, this combination enables you to change the identity of servers quickly and easily, giving you the freedom to move as business demands change. It will help bridge the current gap in virtualization, managing both physical and virtual servers in an innovative and efficient way.

To demonstrate some of the key capabilities of this new solution, we wanted to share the following video. In this video, we will configure a new bare metal piece of hardware, a Dell M610 blade server, from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offered by baremetalcloud.com, and stream an OS (Windows 2008 64-bit) onto that server with Dell Wyse WSM.  We then log in with a user who has been assigned a CloudVolumes workload, which will instantly initiate the delivery of the SQL workload to the physical server in seconds.  The whole process takes under 10 minutes, in stark contrast to the normal hour or more that it normally takes to stand up a server with applications!