During the recently held Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Dell unveiled its latest Wyse thin clients, based on Windows 10 IoT Enterprise operating system and updates to its vWorkspace desktop virtualisation software.
According to Dell the new solutions announced at the event aims provide additional flexibility for organisations looking to deploy Microsoft Azure-based VDI, and provide demanding knowledge workers with powerful, secure endpoints that don’t compromise on performance or productivity.
Today, Dell announced that the Wyse 7490-Z90Q10 and 5490-D90Q10 thin clients will be available with Windows 10 IoT Enterprise starting July 29th. Benefits and features of the new solution include high performance, the Wyse 7490-Z90Q10 and 5490-D90Q10 has quad-core AMD G-Series processors for fast boot, smooth performance and full productivity across a broad range of use cases; protection against modern security threats including advanced malware resistance, with features such as Trusted Platform Module (TPM), BitLocker Drive Encryption, Secure Boot, and Windows Defender; it also has right-sized management for different use cases, from on-premises with “hands off” file server, Wyse Device Manager software (WDM), or Microsoft System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM). Simple, scalable administration for just a few to tens of thousands of thin clients.
Bernardo Caldas, General Manager, Windows Business Planning, Microsoft, “With the proliferation of new devices in various form factors and an increasingly mobile work force, many organizations are looking to provide their employees a seamless, reliable, consistent and secure on-demand access to applications and Windows from wherever they are. Windows 10 offers a converged platform for devices ranging from desktops, laptops, and industry devices to enterprise thin client devices, helping partners such as Dell bring new enterprise grade security and simplified management capabilities to their devices.”
Wyse vWorkspace desktop virtualisation software makes it easy for service providers to deploy and run desktop virtualisation with Microsoft technologies. vWorkspace 8.6 supports Microsoft Hyper-V and Azure platforms, as well as Windows 10-based virtual machines (VMs). vWorkspace 8.6 lowers the cost of hosting Windows remote applications on Microsoft Azure by up to 67 percent a day. Service providers can power on/off and manage remote desktop sessions on Microsoft Azure, reducing cost by powering down unused sessions within the public cloud. It is also possible to run vWorkspace from the Azure Marketplace to get started quickly.
Wyse vWorkspace 8.6 is a central part of Dell’s end-to-end Dell Appliance for Wyse – vWorkspace desktop virtualization datacenter appliance solution, announced earlier this year. It is a Dell-engineered solution designed to provide organisations of all sizes with cost-effective virtualisation of Windows desktops and applications that can be managed without specialised staff or consultants. In addition to Microsoft Hyper-V and Azure platforms, it also supports other private or public cloud-hosted and client-hosted application and desktop virtualisation technologies, enabling hybrid cloud scenarios with the combination of appliances powered by vWorkspace and Azure-based desktops and applications as a service.