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Desktop Virtualization Solutions for VMware® Horizon View™

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Dell Wyse Datacenter and VMware solutions for desktop virtualization are designed to deliver three core opportunities for you, your users and your organization.
  • Simplify the deployment and operations of your desktop environment.
  • Create a foundation for agile and responsive cloud client-computing.
  • Accelerate your business outcomes with pre-engineered and true end-to-end solutions.
Take control of your future. Empower your users by providing highly efficient IT systems. Together, Dell and VMware have developed a powerful portfolio of desktop virtualization solutions with VMware Horizon View so you can deliver secure and predictable computing solutions:

Desktop Virtualization with Dell PowerEdge
  • VRTX — Dell Engineering has characterized VMware Horizon View with the PowerEdge VRTX converged platform. PowerEdge™ VRTX is a powerful, scalable, easy-to-manage solution platform, optimized specifically for remote, branch and small-office environments. It converges servers, storage and networking in a single, office-optimized chassis to manage and consolidate virtual desktops.
  • Dell Wyse Datacenter for VMware Horizon View — Dell Wyse Solutions Engineering has purposely designed and characterized a desktop virtualization solution that is highly flexible, extensible and scalable. This solution enables desktop virtualization from small scale pilots to large-scale deployments for up to tens of thousands of users. Your custom solution can be complete with a data center that includes all hardware, software and support services.
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Dell Wyse Datacenter for VMware® Horizon View™

Take advantage of Dell and VMware’s vast experience in deploying end user computing solutions. VMware Horizon View can help accelerate your time to value with a right-sized, highly customizable infrastructure. This solution is purposely architected to be a complete end-to-end solution for desktop virtualization integrating VMware Horizon View with Dell Wyse Datacenter.  
  • Comfortably support up to 185 users per host server based on the best practices from VMware and qualification characteristics developed by Dell Wyse Solutions Engineering.
  • Virtualized graphics centralize the delivery of latest-generation OpenGL and DIRECTX 3D graphics with support for VMware Horizon View vSGA, vDGA and NVIDIA GRID K1/K2 GPUs.
  • Support up to 84 graphics users per host server in View vSGA mode. Multiple users can share one GPU board, reducing costs to support graphics use cases and allowing IT to amortize GPU hardware costs across multiple users.
  • Communicate and collaborate your way — with support for Microsoft® Lync™ 2013 via the VMware View plugin. Users can leverage unified voice, video calls and instant messaging with an easy-to-use client.
  • Dell has fully tested and characterized the solution components to provide an optimal balance of high performance and cost efficiency. Consult the comprehensive solution Reference Architecture for complete details.
  • The Dell Wyse Datacenter for Horizon View solution also includes an approved list of optional and extended components. You can choose to custom-tailor the solution that’s right for your environment, based on your own unique use cases, scaling or performance requirements.

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Benefits
  • Highly flexible, scalable and robust
  • Highly customizable deployment options
  • Rapid deployment, prepackaged, pretested and preconfigured
  • Architected to start at 50 desktops and scale to 10,000+ desktops
  • PowerEdge™ blade and rack server configurations
  • Flexibility to integrate third-party components
  • Architected specifically and optimized for desktop virtualization
Components
  • VMware Horizon View
  • VMware vSphere ESXi
  • Dell PowerEdge rack or blade servers
  • Dell EqualLogic and Dell Compellent storage
  • Dell Networking
  • Virtualized 3D graphics with NVIDIA GRID K1/K2
  • Unified communications with Microsoft Lync 2013
  • Dell ProSupport 3 year, 24x7x365 covering hardware and software (optional but highly recommended)
  • Dell Professional Consulting and Integration services (optional but highly recommended)
Refer to the Reference Architecture for full details and deployment specifications for Dell Wyse Datacenter for VMware Horizon View.

Contact a Dell expert or Dell PartnerDirect partner for more information about Dell desktop virtualization solutions.
Desktop Virtualization with Dell PowerEdge™ VRTX

The Dell PowerEdge VRTX platform is a shared infrastructure platform offering extensive performance and capacity with office-level acoustics in a single, compact tower chassis. It is an ideal solution for small and midsize businesses as well as remote and branch offices of large enterprises. This efficient, versatile platform can be rapidly deployed to support desktop virtualization with VMware® Horizon View™ or business applications in two or three virtualized servers with shared storage and integrated networking.

Dell has characterized a Horizon View workload with PowerEdge VRTX to provide recommended starting points for user density and recommendations for how to configure various software components with VRTX.

VRTX

Benefits
  • Flexible and easy to manage
  • Simplified deployments with characterization by Dell engineering
  • Huge internal capacities that support expansion
  • Office-friendly acoustics — much quieter than traditional systems
  • Fresh-air validated configurations — no need for special cooling
  • Standard power requirements
  • Leverage for VMware vCenter™ management tools
  • Elimination of separate networking devices, due to GbE embedded switch
  • Front-access KVM, USB, LCD display and optional DVD-RW

Components

  • VMware® Horizon View™
  • VMware vSphere ESXi
  • Dell PowerEdge VRTX, 1–4 PowerEdge M620 blade servers
  • Dell storage support for up to 48 TB with either 3.5 inch or 2.5 inch hot plug hard drives
  • GbE embedded Dell networking
  • Dell ProSupport 3 year 24x7x365 on hardware
  • Hot plug and swappable power supply units and fans (optional)
  • Dell ProSupport for Software (optional but highly recommended)
  • Dell Professional Consulting and Integration services (optional but highly recommended)
Refer to the Reference Architecture for full details and deployment specifications for Dell Wyse Datacenter for VMware Horizon View.

Contact a Dell expert or Dell PartnerDirect partner for more information about Dell desktop virtualization solutions.