As you know VDI-in-a-Box has been razor focused on delivering simplicity without painting you in a corner. As such and in spite of its simplicity Citrix VDI-in-a-Box delivers built-in high availability and the ability to grow desktop capacity on-demand by simply adding more servers – all of this is possible without shared storage. In February, we made it even simpler with a partnership with Dell. Now you can purchase a Dell DVS Simplified VDI-in-a-Box appliance directly from Dell or one of Dell’s partners. The appliance comes with a pre-sized server running Citrix XenServer and VDI-in-a-Box all factory installed along with three years of maintenance and support from a single source, Dell.
Today, we are announcing a three-way partnership between Dell, Wyse and Citrix to provide an end-to-end solution that just works! We have certified Citrix-Ready Wyse thin clients (e.g. C10LE, R10L, R90LW) that work seamlessly with the Dell DVS Simplified appliance. What’s more the C10LE and the R10L are Wyse plug-and-play thin clients that are designed to automatically find a VDI-in-a-Box server. So all a user has to do is plug the thin client into the network, power it on and soon they will see a VDI-in-a-Box login prompt from their Dell DVS Simplified VDI appliance. No more futzing with parameters and remembering a specific URL to go to. Administrators only need to set a few tags in their DHCP server and distribute or mail out the thin clients to their users. And it just works.
This three way partnership makes the technology even simpler to deploy and use. But it’s also simple to buy the end-to-end solution and if you have questions or issues its easy to get help. Going forward, you can purchase an end-to-end solution consisting of the DVS Simplified server, the Wyse thin clients, Dell monitors and Dell’s support all from Dell or one of its certified partners. It’s a one-stop-shopping experience.