What do Citrix XenDesktop and VMware Horizon have in common?

Bob Wambach

Vice President, Marketing, Converged Platforms Division at Dell EMC
Bob Wambach is Vice President, Marketing of the Converged Platforms Division of Dell EMC. Wambach is responsible for marketing CPSDs portfolio of converged infrastructure, converged solutions and services offerings. Wambach joined VCE in 2010, having previously led marketing for Dell EMC’s Enterprise Storage Division. Prior to Dell EMC, Wambach spent over 20 years in multiple technical, management and executive roles in high technology companies.

At Citrix Summit this week, Dell announced expansion of its hyper-converged infrastructure portfolio for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with Dell EMC VxRail Appliance 4.0 Solution for Citrix XenDesktop. VxRail Appliances, including models based on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, have rapidly forged a leadership position in the exploding hyper-converged marketplace. VxRail configure-to-order hardware can address virtually any data center use case including those demanding GPU hardware (perfect for graphics intensive virtual desktops), dense storage and/or high performance computing options.

With this announcement, customers can now select either Citrix XenDesktop or VMware Horizon solutions on VxRail. The VxRail with VMware Horizon solution was made available in October, and is enjoying considerable success. Subsequently, Enterprise Strategy Group released a whitepaper discussing how Hyper-converged Infrastructure Shrinks Complexity and Cost for VDI.

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Dell EMC and VMware Join Forces on New VxRack SDDC Rack Scale Hyper-converged Systems Now Built on PowerEdge

The launch of VxRail Appliances pioneered a new product development, go-to-market and selling approach, making them one of our company’s fastest growing solutions. Today, VxRail is winning in the hyper-converged appliance space because heritage EMC, VMware and Dell teams, as Dell Technologies, have collaborated closely on a common solution, built on market-leading technologies, to deliver the easiest and fastest way for customers to extend their VMware environments.

Based on customer feedback and adoption, it only makes sense to bring this model to Dell EMC rack scale hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). The leaders in servers, storage and virtual computing have joined together once again to engineer the Dell EMC VxRack System with SDDC. For customers standardized on VMware, the new VxRack SDDC, based on the Dell EMC PowerEdge platform and powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, offers a complete, turnkey software-defined data center that delivers a rack scale hyper-converged solution to simplify the journey to private cloud.

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Introducing the {code} Catalyst Community Program: Latest from {code} by Dell EMC

Josh Bernstein

Vice President, Technology, Emerging Technologies Division at Dell EMC

Today, {code} by Dell EMC, the open source arm of the organization, kicks off a new program designed to foster collaboration and contributions to the open source community. The new program is called {code} Catalyst and promotes open source movers and shakers, opens dialogue across company borders and creates an ecosystem of open source advocates who lead and advance emerging technology to support software-based infrastructures. {code} Catalyst members are also focused on raising awareness for open source projects within both startups and enterprise IT organizations.

“The number one thing for me when looking at a community to engage with is a passion for sharing and intellectual curiosity.” –Mike Coleman, Technology Evangelist, Docker Inc., {code} Catalyst

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Dell EMC Adds Another #1 – High Performance Computing

Jim Ganthier

SVP, Validated Solutions and HPC Organization, Dell EMC Converged Platforms and Solutions Division

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While our Dell EMC HPC team spends this busy week meeting with countless customers, partners and fellow industry leaders at SC16, I think back to our participation at SC15 last year and how much we’ve accomplished in one lightning fast year.

At last year’s annual HPC industry conference, we said we were going to disrupt, democratize and drive industry differentiation in a way that takes what we’ve learned from the most sophisticated research institutions and government agency supercomputers, and making it easier for a broader set of organizations and businesses to benefit and transform from HPC systems in this digital world.

Based on that declaration, we have significantly grown our business. In fact, leading HPC market firm Intersect360 Research just declared that Dell EMC holds THE #1 position in total HPC revenue share heading into 2017. 

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Dell EMC Recognized by Gartner as a Leader in 2016 Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays… Why This Really Matters

Dell EMC is certainly proud to once again be recognized by Gartner as a leader in the recently published “2016 Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays”, but to look at this MQ in isolation would be missing the forest for the trees.  Instead, it’s important to interpret Dell EMC’s placement in the larger context of our customer’s transformation journey.

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