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Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions: Dell DVS Simplified 1020 Reference Architecture

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Dell and Citrix have taken a significant step to eliminate the complexity of desktop virtualization, developing a near turn-key solution for small and medium enterprise customers who hope to leverage this compelling technology.

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Compatible with

  • XenDesktop 7.1

Compatibility

  • Citrix Virtual Desktops (XenDesktop)

Product Details

Dell’s Desktop Virtualization Solutions Simplified (DVS Simplified) Solution is a simple, practical VDI Appliance designed specifically to address the business and technical needs for mid-sized virtual desktop deployments so you can unlock innovation in the Virtual Era. The pre-configured appliance integrated hardware and software simplifying implementation and accelerating your time to value. DVS Simplified delivers the core benefits attributed to VDI including streamlined desktop management, stronger security, agility and flexibility and a rich user experience helping to make your IT organization a strategic contributor to business success.

Citrix VDI- in-a- Box provides a simplified all-in- one cost effective solution in a convenient appliance that allows smaller companies with limited budgets and IT staff to leverage the benefits of desktop virtualization. In that way, Dell is truly giving small and medium business owners the power to do more. VDI-in- a-Box integrates connection brokering, load balancing, desktop provisioning, high-availability and management functions into a single package that runs on standard Dell servers with local storage. VDI-in- a-Box also delivers anytime anywhere access with built-in support for Citrix® HDX™ to provide a rich user experience.

This reference architecture provides an introduction to the technology, features and benefits, target customer guidance, general sizing guidance and configuration recommendations for implementing a Dell virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution powered by Citrix VDI-in-a-Box and Citrix Hypervisor, formerly XenServer infrastructure. This configuration combines Dell™ PowerEdge™ R720 servers with VDI-in-a-Box software to create a resilient VDI solution capable of providing an end user experience that is the same or better than a traditional PC desktop.

Dell’s Desktop Virtualization Solutions Simplified (DVS Simplified) Solution is a simple, practical VDI Appliance designed specifically to address the business and technical needs for mid-sized virtual desktop deployments so you can unlock innovation in the Virtual Era. The pre-configured appliance integrated hardware and software simplifying implementation and accelerating your time to value. DVS Simplified delivers the core benefits attributed to VDI including streamlined desktop management, stronger security, agility and flexibility and a rich user experience helping to make your IT organization a strategic contributor to business success.

The DVS Simplified 1020 includes the following key features:

  • Easy to deploy and manage – all in one appliance, single server based grid architecture. 
  • Rich end user experience – maximum leverage of Citrix HDX technologies. 
  • Simple grid infrastructure – provides for linear and predictable expansion

Features

DVS Simplified is architected to support the needs of simple non-enterprise deployments with a VDI appliance based solution that specifically provides the following attributes:

  • Affordable – can be purchased with existing PC refresh budgets – less than $500 per seat depending on user count 
  • Easy to deploy – wizard-based 4 step setup, factory installed software and pre-configured hardware 
  • Easy to manage – all in one software, server based grid architecture 
  • Easy to operate – single intuitive management console 
  • Easy to expand – modular, provides linear and predictable expansion 
  • Rich end user experience – leverages Citrix HDX for a rich user experience 
  • Justifiable capital expense  –  rapid ROI for deployments of 25+ desktops,
  • Practical  – no specialized IT experience required to deploy and manage