On-Demand Desktop Streaming

Today at the Gartner IT Symposium, one of the products we launched is our On-Demand Desktop Streaming solution for customers in the United States.

Essentially, it is a Dell-tested and validated solution where operating systems, applications and data are streamed to groups of diskless desktops from a shared PowerEdge 2950 server over a Gigiabit Ethernet network.

The client portion of the solution is based on OptiPlex 745 or 755 systems. Besides not having a hard drive, these clients have all components that are in a typical PC—a processor, memory, on-board graphics, etc. This means that end users can expect similar performance that they would get on a local PC.

Because the OS, application data, user-level information and data files reside in the data center, IT adminstrators can easily manage client hardware and image files from one place.

Bharath Vasudevan and Aaron Prince from the Solutions Engineering team walk you a demo of a 100-client setup and show this differs from some of the Blade PC solutions being offered by some of our competitors.

We’re not a solution intended for everyone—it’s for specific environments for medium and large commercial and institutional customers. The On-Demand Desktop Streaming solution is the first in a series of products that will be part of our standards-based Flexible Computing Solutions strategy.

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