Dell EMC Ready Solutions for VDI on vSAN-based appliances provide a quick and easy way to simplify and extend your VMware environment. Because Ready Solutions for VDI combine compute, storage, virtualization, and management, these solutions are ideal for VDI.
The Ready Solutions for VDI are built on Dell EMC VxRail appliances or vSAN Ready Nodes appliances. These true hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platforms provide performance, flexibility, and scale for VDI environments.
Dell Technologies recommends VxRail appliances for an enhanced VDI solution that uses a wide range of software, tools, and resources co-developed by Dell Technologies and VMware. The VMware hyperconverged software is vSphere-ready and based on vSAN software-defined storage (SDS). Dell Technologies deployment and support tools integrate the software management within VxRail Manager. Data protection and replication are included and can support either hybrid or all-flash storage configurations.
Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes do not include the full automation suite that is available in VxRail appliances, but they provide more flexibility in platform choices. vSAN Ready Nodes offer the confidence that your prevalidated configuration will work with vSAN technology as well as the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops suite.
Installing Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops with its VDI components on VxRail appliances or vSAN Ready Nodes enables organizations to quickly deliver Microsoft Windows virtual desktops or server-based hosted shared sessions on a wide variety of endpoint devices.