Choose from a variety of flexible deployment options to create a VDI solution that integrates datacenter and endpoint systems with virtualization software and management, to deliver secure and predictable virtual desktops, server-based sessions or application delivery. Users can access rich media and graphic applications from any location and on virtually any device, while providing IT departments with the ability to centrally host and manage sensitive user data and resources.

 

Because Dell EMC recognizes that not all organizations have the same VDI needs or expertise, nor the same size, you have the choice between different VDI infrastructure solutions:

 

Dell EMC VDI Complete Solutions

Deploy an easy, flexible, fully validated and supported hyper-converged virtual infrastructure (HCI) powered by VMware ESXi, vSAN and Horizon on turn-key Ready System for VDI on VxRail or validated vSAN Ready Node solutions for VDI. Dell’s Flexible Consumption Model, provided by Dell Financial Services, makes it easier than ever to get started. These solutions provide our customers with a single company, end-to-end support model.

 

Dell EMC Ready Systems for VDI  

Dell recommends hyper-converged infrastructure appliances optimized for VDI which are easy to deploy and have predictable scaling and management costs. The Dell EMC XC Series is powered by Nutanix and offers a choice of hypervisor (ESXi or Hyper-V) and broker software (Citrix XenDesktop, VMware Horizon). Our newest offering, the Ready System for VDI on VxRail appliance is powered exclusively by VMware vSAN, ESXi and Horizon, bringing the first Dell Technologies appliance designed specifically for VDI. Access the reference architectures:

·        Ready System for VDI on XC Series - Citrix XenDesktop (with Nutanix) on 13G Servers   [direct PDF]

·        Ready System for VDI on XC Series - Citrix XenDesktop (with Nutanix) on 14G Servers   [direct PDF]

·        Ready System for VDI on XC Series - VMware Horizon (with Nutanix) on 13G Servers   [direct PDF]

·        Ready System for VDI on XC Series - VMware Horizon (with Nutanix) on 14G Servers   [direct PDF]

·        Ready System for VDI on VxRail - Citrix XenDesktop on 13th Generation Servers   [direct PDF]

·        Ready System for VDI on VxRail - Citrix XenDesktop on 14th Generation Servers   [direct PDF]

·        Ready System for VDI on VxRail - VMware Horizon on 13th Generation Servers   [direct PDF]

·        Ready System for VDI on VxRail - VMware Horizon on 14th Generation Servers   [direct PDF]

 

Dell EMC Ready Nodes for VDI  

Build your solution with proven Dell EMC Ready Nodes for VDI for maximum hardware choice. These hyper-converged nodes, certified on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, deliver a validated solution tailored to your desktop and application virtualization workload and one-stop Dell EMC Pro Support. Access the reference architectures:

·        VMware vSAN Ready Nodes for VDI - VMware Horizon on 13th Generation Servers   [direct PDF]  

·        VMware vSAN Ready Nodes for VDI - VMware Horizon on 14th Generation Servers   [direct PDF]  

·        VMware vSAN Ready Nodes for VDI - Citrix XenDesktop on 13th Generation Servers    [direct PDF]

·        VMware vSAN Ready Nodes for VDI - Citrix XenDesktop on 14th Generation Servers   [direct PDF]

·        Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes for VDI - Microsoft RDS   [direct PDF]

·        Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes for VDI - Citrix XenDesktop   [direct PDF]

·        Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Node for VDI - VMware Horizon   [direct PDF]

 

Reference Architectures for Dell EMC Ready Solutions for VDI

Access all end-to-end reference architectures for HCI appliances and data center infrastructure stacks for Citrix, Microsoft and VMware. Ready Bundles for VDI solutions are optimized for your preferred IT environment, and designed to integrate with your existing infrastructure/SAN. They provide the maximum flexibility to build your own VDI infrastructure on tested and certified Dell EMC servers, including the use of high-end graphics GPUs and Unified Communication.

 

Archived Solutions

Access technical documentation related to previously available VDI data center platforms.

 

Desktop Virtualization and Cloud Client-Computing main web page

High-level marketing information about overall cloud client-computing solutions, thin clients and infrastructure.