Whether selling hardware or software or a combination of integrated solutions, you have multiple paths and profit opportunities. With five hardware competencies (Server, Storage, Networking, Desktop Virtualization Solutions, Cloud Services & Solutions) and four software competencies (Security, Data Protection, Systems Management, Information Management) and training programs, you can benefit from increased sales due to greater expertise with Dell products and solutions. Think of this guide as a tool to walk you through the competencies, training, requirements and benefits for your success.
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Cloud has revolutionized computing from the desktop to the data center and, perhaps even more meaningfully, down to the mobile devices we work and play with. The cloud approach of scalable shared infrastructure has allowed customers to consider both purchasing and deploying information technology resources in more flexible, cost-effective ways. They’ve saved money and invested in only the capacity they needed and are enjoying the benefits of consolidated infrastructure. Virtualization has been at the epicenter of this revolution and has enabled racks of disparate hardware to become one. But the move to virtualization has not come without bumps in the road.
Published By: Nimboxx
Published Date: Jul 10, 2015
With security, performance, ease of use and affordability as top priorities, the DoD needed a desktop virtualization solution that could support both Linux and Windows desktops across all within a high security-computing environment.
Many organizations are evaluating the move to desktop virtualization, and solution providers can help customers make the transition to a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Solution providers can tap into this growing market and provide related products and services, but competing in the market comes with challenges such as understanding the business needs of customers in a variety of industries. This Everything Channel Starter Pack describes the desktop virtualization opportunities and how Avnet's SolutionsPath® methodology provides a step-by-step methodology to overcome challenges through solution specialization. Among the potential benefits for solution providers are revenue growth, faster time to market and increased customer retention.
Examine the common operational and business challenges of traditional desktop management facing SMB organizations, including infrastructure investment and implementation-related IT services and costs. Get a clear understanding how Citrix VDI-in-a-Box, an affordable, predictable turnkey VDI package, offers unique advantages compared to other VDI solutions and why SMBs can now realize the same enterprise-class desktop virtualization benefits.
Data centers face financial pressure as server-side compute cycles grow while space, power, and funds continue to be limited. Increased demand for compute capacity comes from growth in mobile devices, big data and analytics, cloud computing, media consumption, hosted desktops, and more. Data center managers find themselves maxed out on storage, power, cooling, space, storage, and compute capacity. Even with virtualization, there is a capacity limit to existing resources. Building more facilities is an option, but the emerging technology of ultra-dense computing offers a more compelling financial alternative for many common workloads.
As application and desktop virtualization solutions go mainstream in the enterprise, IT organizations face the challenge of providing a virtual computing experience for employees that is the same or better than that of a
local PC. A satisfying experience is essential, whether people are accessing their virtual apps and desktops from corporate-owned or BYO mobile devices, and whether they are connecting over challenging, low-bandwidth, high-latency WANs, highly variable 3G/4G mobile networks or reliable corporate networks (LANs).
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 23, 2017
Desktop and application virtualization have steadily gained ground to address a broad range of use cases across organizations of all sizes. According to ESG research, over the past few years, desktop virtualization has consistently risen to be included among the five most commonly-identified IT priorities for 2016, alongside such perennial corporate objectives as fortifying cybersecurity and managing data growth.
Application and desktop virtualization via Citrix XenApp and
XenDesktop are essential components of mobility strategies in
thousands of security-sensitive organizations, enabling IT to
store virtualized Windows endpoints in a centralized datacenter
or the cloud so they can be easily secured and managed at all
Dive into this comprehensive eBook to get the details you need for starting virtualization. Written by
Brian Suhr, author of the blogs Data Center Zombie and VirtualizeTips, and edited by Sachin Chheda of Nutanix™, you get all the detailed analysis and key points to consider, including:
? Architectural Principles
? Building Blocks ? Infrastructure Alternatives ? Storage Requirements ? Compute Sizing
Organizations looking to implement desktop and app virtualization traditionally play a guessing game where storage is concerned. When considering local and physical storage, determining what would be necessary for the virtualized world is difficult and can be overwhelming. This is especially true when determining how virtualizing desktops will impact the storage architecture. Organizations risk over sizing their environment thereby wasting CapEx, or under-sizing and potentially ruining the user experience. Software-defined storage solutions, such as VMware Virtual SAN, provide simplified solutions with high performance data stores that offer fine-grained scalability with linearly-predictable performance as demand grows. Dell’s validated and certified desktop virtualization solutions incorporate vSphere and Virtual SAN, and provide a complete end-to-end solution that allows companies to grow and expand without large capital investments in SAN hardware.
Attend this webcast to learn how VMware vFabric Application Director can help you ensure simplified and highly flexible application provisioning and create best practice application architectures to be reused by other functions in your organization.
IDC presents a closer look at the structural changes and functionality--including lightweight frameworks, in-memory data management, and application management--required in order to successfully evolve to a cloud-ready application platform.