Dell Services Teams with Liquidware Labs to Make Virtualized Desktop Deployments Easy and Fast

Assessment, Design and Management Solutions Can Accelerate Customer Migrations to Virtual Desktop Environments

End-to-End Solutions Help Eliminate Inefficiencies and Simplify Process for Customers

With desktop virtualization rapidly becoming a means to empowering the next generation workforce, Dell Services today announced a strategic agreement with Liquidware Labs to enable simplified and accelerated customer migrations to virtualized desktops within customer environments both onsite and in the cloud. In this alliance, Liquidware Labs will provide virtual desktop assessment software as well as migration and monitoring tools to enable Dell Services to transition tens of thousands of customer desktops into virtual desktop environments.

Dell Services will use Liquidware Labs Stratusphere and ProfileUnity software to assess existing customer desktops, migrate user data and documents to virtual desktop environments, centrally configure the new desktops and provide service-level assurance through detailed user experience reports. This gives integrators and administrators an “on-ramp” and ongoing user management of new desktop platforms.

The software also will enable Dell Services to speed adoption and help lower the cost of rolling out new desktop technologies such as VMware View(TM), Citrix(R) XenDesktop(TM) and Microsoft Windows(R) 7.

Dell Services guides customers through the complete lifecycle of virtual desktop services including: consulting, implementation, transformation and operations. With its deep industry expertise, Dell Services helps customers make the most beneficial use of cloud and virtual technologies, enabling customers to achieve the level of virtualization that best meets their needs. By offering cloud, virtual and dedicated environments designed to meet security and regulatory compliance requirements, Dell Services enables customers to focus on achieving business success. In a virtualized desktop environment, an end user’s data and applications are delivered from a centralized server, giving customers outstanding flexibility to centralize and control desktop management while enjoying the experience of a full PC. This service can ease administration, help improve both productivity and security controls and help customers lower costs.

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Mark Bilger, Services Product Group Leader, Dell Services: “As we researched software and technologies that enhance virtual desktop services, we found that Liquidware Labs’ end-to-end set of solutions helps eliminate inefficiencies and simplifies the process for customers. We rigorously tested and evaluated the software and determined it provided a high level of support metrics and a comprehensive solution for planning and migrating customers’ desktops into virtual desktop environments.”

Steve Gant, EVP, Strategy and Business Development, Liquidware Labs:

“Our comprehensive desktop assessment, migration, and user experience capabilities make us a great fit for leading service providers like Dell Services to move customers’ existing desktops to a next generation desktop like Dell Services’ cloud. Dell Services has a great reputation for being a leader in the industry with the latest in technologies that help lower total cost of ownership for their customer while providing outstanding levels of service. We’re pleased that Stratusphere and ProfileUnity will now be part of that reputation and tradition.”