Dell Unveils the Industry’s First ISV-Certified Virtual Workstation Appliance Solution

  • New Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse offers workstation-class performance through a virtual desktop environment
  • Purpose-built for graphics-intensive, workstation-class workloads with dedicated GPU pass-through and shared NVIDIA GRID vGPU options
  • Rapid, flexible deployment and management without compromise on user experience, security or performance

ROUND ROCK, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 17, 2015 — Dell today announced the Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse to support the growing use of graphics-intensive, workstation-class workloads in a variety of work settings. The industry’s first ever ISV-certified virtual workstation appliance solution, the Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse helps a variety of organizations – from media and entertainment to engineering firms to the exploration and energy industries – reap the benefits of ultra-powerful, workstation-class computing with greater IT efficiency, better data security and improved user workflows, but without compromising on user experience or performance.

Organizations that depend on graphics-intensive, workstation-class workloads are increasingly demanding mobility and flexibility to enable workers to achieve secure, need-based access to data and mission-critical applications wherever they are located. The Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse leverages the award-winning Dell Precision Rack R7910 workstation, NVIDIA Quadro and GRID GPU technology, Teradici PCoIP remote workstation technology and VMware virtualization software, offering access for up to three users per appliance in dedicated GPU mode or four to eight users per appliance in shared GPU mode. Users can connect via a diverse set of endpoints including Dell Wyse dual or quad display thin and zero clients, desktops, laptops, or Dell Precision tower and mobile workstations.

Dell has worked closely with the ISV community to validate and certify their software on the Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse, making it easier than ever to plan and deploy the appliance solution. The solution offers certified configurations for workstation-class applications including those from Siemens PLM software. Applications from other ISVs including PTC Creo are expected to be certified in the coming months. Users can expect a similar experience using an ISV application with the Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse virtual workstation solution as on a traditional fixed or mobile workstation.

Consistent with the Dell promise of making virtualization easier to plan, deploy and run, the Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse can be deployed in just five minutes once powered on, and can be managed without a dedicated IT staff, or by IT staff with limited virtualization experience. IT administrators can provide need-based access to data and applications and centralize enforcement of security policies for easier management, better control of valuable IP, and reduced complexity. The Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse is a true end-to-end solution which includes Dell Precision-class data center hardware, software, end points and services.

Supporting Quotes

Steve Lalla, VP and General Manager, Cloud Client-Computing, Dell
“Organizations today have an increased need for mobility and collaboration, and need to provide secure access to apps and data for their employees wherever they are, whether that’s at a desktop or on an exploration worksite. The customers we work with are on the cutting edge of their industry, and we are pushing the technology envelope to provide them with the graphics-intensive, workstation-class experiences they require – anywhere. That wasn’t even technologically possible a couple of years ago.”

Andy Rhodes, Executive Director, Dell Workstations
“How people work today is rapidly changing. Our customers are looking at ways to be more mobile and collaborative without sacrificing performance or user experience. The Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse combines our expertise in both high performance workstation capabilities and virtual desktop infrastructure to provide organizations that use the most demanding, graphics-rich applications with a compelling solution for flexible work environments.”

Andrew Cresci, GM, NVIDIA GRID
“There’s a tremendous productivity uptick when engineers, designers and creative artists become mobile. With NVIDIA GRID technology and the Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse, customers can work on projects remotely, with a superb experience running high performance graphics applications from any location.”

Jim Rusk, senior vice president, Product Engineering Software, Siemens PLM Software
“Siemens is focused on providing its customers a wide variety of platform choices to help meet their business needs. We worked closely with Dell, NVIDIA Corporation and VMware to test and certify the deployment of NX software on the Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse. This new delivery platform will help customers reduce costs, increase flexibility and give engineers greater access to NX product design, analysis and manufacturing technology so they can better realize innovation.”

Jayesh Shah, Vice President, Product Management, Teradici
“With Teradici PCoIP Remote Workstation technology and the Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse, users can access a high performance virtual workspace anytime, anywhere. This powerful solution provides the ultimate in security and mobility, all without sacrificing the visual experience users have come to expect from a local workstation.”

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