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Dellís Flagship Client Virtualization Platform Certified for VMware View


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* Dellís flagship Flexible Computing desktop platform, the OptiPlex FX160 thin client, has been certified for use with VMware View virtualized desktop environments.
* The OptiPlex FX160, as a flexible computing node, can be deployed as part of Dellís Flexible Computing Solutions as a streamed client or as a thin client.
* In todayís economic environment, a certified, well-supported virtual desktop solution offers valuable potential benefits to enterprises, such as increased flexibility and scalability, improved security, simplified IT management, and lower long-term total cost of ownership (TCO).

Flexibility and Scalability: Dellís OptiPlex FX160 gives customers the flexibility to deploy the right solution for each user. VMware VIEW combines the performance of a personalized end-user desktop with the flexibility of a virtual PC.

Maximized Security: Dellís OptiPlex FX160 is a thin client, featuring a secure embedded OS, Endpoint Protection software and SmartCard keyboard options. VMware View reduces data security risks by centralizing confidential data in a central location, using built-in SSL encryption for secure tunneling and delivering enhanced access controls.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership: The OptiPlex FX160 with VMware View helps reduce hardware management costs through a long product lifecycle of up to 36 months, stable desktop images and managed transitions, and by simplifying administration.


ďCertification of the OptiPlex FX160 with VMware View is an important step in supporting the evolving Flexible Computing marketplace,Ē said John Robles, Dellís OptiPlex FX160 Product Manager. ďDellís commitment to delivering reliable solutions tailored to customer needs, combined with VMwareís experience with server virtualization makes VMware a natural partner for Dell as we expand our Flexible Computing solutions.Ē

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