Desktop virtualization optimizes desktop management while enabling centralized, secure access to applications and data– especially important for deploying bring-your-own-device (BYOD) projects. Many of your small and medium enterprise customers want desktop virtualization, but require a less complex, cost-effective solution optimized for the unique requirements of their smaller environments. Your larger customers often face the same constraints in their remote and branch offices. They are all needing DVS solutions that are easy to deploy, configure and manage – often for a limited number of virtual desktops and without on-site IT support. PowerEdge VRTX is a customer-inspired design that meets their need for reduced complexities by combining servers, storage, and networking into a compact chassis while still offering the power to efficiently support virtualized environments and workloads. The single 5U chassis of the PowerEdge VRTX supports up to four blade servers. It also includes an internal shared storage infrastructure using a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) based RAID controller — also known as a PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller (PERC) — across all the blades. An internal Ethernet switch provides the external connectivity to the client network. This unique and fully-integrated packaging eliminates the need for external storage arrays and fabrics for connectivity to the compute nodes. The small form factor (along with office-friendly acoustics, cooling and power requirements) further qualify the PowerEdge VRTX as the ideal DVS platform for these environments.
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DVS Enterprise with VMware Horizon View 5.2: Reference Architecture
About: VMware Horizon View 5.2 is a desktop virtualization solution that delivers virtual desktops as an on-demand service to any user, anywhere. With VMware’s desktop delivery technology, Horizon View 5.2 can quickly and securely deliver individual applications or complete virtual desktops. Supportive of BYOD initiatives, your customers would have the flexibility to access their desktop on any device, anytime, with a high-definition user experience. Additionally, your customers can centrally manage single instances of each OS, application and user profile to dynamically assemble them for increased business agility and greatly simplified desktop management. See section 12.6 PowerEdge VRTX with VMWare Horizon View for detailed performance and characterization performed on a PowerEdge VRTX platform. Findings:
Dell DVS Enterprise for Windows Server 2012 RDS
About: This document addresses the architecture, configuration, design and implementation considerations for key components required to deliver virtual desktops via RDS on Windows Server Hyper-V 2012. PowerEdge VRTX platform was used for remote or branch office deployment scenarios supporting 250-500 pooled or session desktops.
Dell DVS enterprise reference architecture for dell VRTX and Citrix
About: This document addresses the architecture design, configuration and implementation considerations for the key components of the architecture required to deliver virtual desktops via XenDesktop 7 on the Dell VRTX consolidated platform using VMware vSphere.
P2P: Partners Share Your Point-of-View: how are you currently meeting the demands of customers who want to deploy desktop virtualization in small to mid-sized environments (i.e. less than 500 users)?
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