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Both vStart solutions are modular and can be combined for larger installations, Dell's McNaught said. "If there are 200 users, customers can glue together four vStart 50s," he said.
The second part is Dell Mobile Clinical Computing - VMware AlwaysOn Point of Care, a reference architecture for medical environments. It includes technology from Imprivata, a Lexington, Mass.-based developer of single sign-on solutions for the medical field, which allows doctors and nurses to log on to virtual desktops with the touch of their badge without waiting, McNaught said.
The third is the new Dell DVS Enterprise - VMware Mobile Secure Desktop Reference Architecture, which partners can use to add session persistence and mobility across mobile devices to access personal desktops.
Dell is backing these reference architectures with the introduction of two new zero-client devices designed for VMware View.
The first is the Dell Wyse P25 for 3D solid modeling, video editing and CAD/CAM applications, McNaught said. The P25 supports 2,560 x 1,600 resolution on a single screen or 1,920 x 1,200 resolution across two screens, which McNaught said is higher than high-definition video.
The P25 also supports wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n in single and dual bands, as well as Fibre SPF optical connectivity for use in government environments that require secure protection from "sniffing" of data over wireless networks, he said.
The second is the Dell Wyse P45, which is similar to the P25 except that it supports dual screens at 2,560 x 1,600 resolution and four screens at 1,920 x 1,200 resolution.
The new zero clients are slated to ship in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Dell is also backing up its VDI reference architecture with the introduction of SSDs to two of its midrange EqualLogic arrays.
Dell's EqualLogic PS6510ES and PS6500ES arrays support up to 85 TB of capacity per array, and they can expand beyond 2 petabytes of capacity per EqualLogic group, said Travis Vigil, executive director of Dell Storage. The primary difference between them is that the PS6510ES supports 10-Gbit Ethernet while the PS6500ES supports 1-Gbit Ethernet.
Both arrays support up to seven 400-GB SSDs and 41 2-TB spinning disks in a 4U rack mount form factor, Vigil said.
Dell EqualLogic arrays have been available in all-SSD and in hybrid SSD-spinning disk versions for three years, but the new arrays have twice the capacity of its older hybrid models, Vigil said.
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