I’ve been at Citrix Synergy for a few days now. All I can say is “WOW” – what a buzz around Dell.
You walk in the front door of the Moscone Center in San Francisco and the first thing you see is a glass enclosed server rack with Dell servers, Equallogic iSCSI SAN storage units, two hi-resolution monitors, and a tiny black box thin client!
This display sends a powerful message to anyone who has ever been involved in the desktop marketplace. A paradigm shift/sea change/tipping point/(insert corporate speak here) has arrived without question.
Dell Inc., one of the industries most powerful, respected, and iconic players, announced a soup-to-nuts VDI solution. That rack was running 1,000 virtual desktops all over the show floor – and it wasn’t even sweating. Videos, spreadsheets, you name it.
The beauty of the Dell solution is that they have all the goods. They make VDI turnkey. The storage, the servers, the thin clients, the management software, everything.
This will drive more ecosystem players, more adoption, more investment. This will ultimately result in better solutions and better pricing. The virtual desktop market is simply poised to explode.
Here’s to us and our partners who have seen the light in this market. And here’s to Dell – offering the right solutions at the right time!