Dell Flexible Computing Solutions

Dell Flexible Computing Solutions

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The Control IT Needs. The Performance End-Users Want.

Dell revolutionizes desktop computing with Flexible Computing Solutions. Dell simplifies IT from the desktop to the data center by centralizing data and image control for tighter security, easier image management and better reliability — without compromising the end user experience.

Dell Flexible Computing Solutions delivers an innovative and alternative means of computing built on standards-based, reliability assured hardware and software, combined with services and ongoing support. You get a complete solution, all from one source: Dell.

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Simplify IT with Dell’s initial Flexible Computing Solution: On-Demand Desktop Streaming

When it comes to IT, there has always been a tenuous link between data center control and client flexibility. As computing power increases, so do the potentially crippling threats to security, productivity and financial stability. With Dell’s initial Flexible Computing Solution, On-Demand Desktop Streaming, those issues can be resolved with a balance between security and usability, offering IT administrators centralized data control to help ensure security and compliance without affecting the way end-users work.

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A Balance that works: for IT and end users

With On-Demand Desktop Streaming, data resides on a virtual disk server that streams the OS, applications and image to approximately 100 end-user systems on-demand – providing performance, simplifying management and maintaining security. No software is pre-installed on the client and no data is stored locally.

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The local client maintains CPU and graphics processing power that enables on-demand streaming of the OS and applications for processing at the desktop – without overloading the network. This means there is virtually no impact on the end-user’s viewing experience or application performance while ensuring full application access,compatibility and functionality.

It’s a balance that means both IT and end-users can work as they need to, so your organization works as efficiently, reliably and productively as it needs to – from data center to desk top.

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One Source: for all your computing needs

Trying to piece together a complete infrastructure solution to solve computing needs can quickly overload IT given the wide array of hardware and software that may be required paired with a typically complex web of contracts for service and support — often with more than one provider. Dell’s Flexible Computing Solutions however, simplifies all that with an end-to-end answer that gives customers what they need from assessment, design and deployment backed by ongoing support. It’s a difference you’ll see right from the start with our understanding that not all computing environments are the same — one size will not fit all.

Rather than try to sell you a one-size-fits-all solution (which usually serves no one but an army of consultants), Dell offers an initial assessment to give you the information you need to make an educated decision, followed up with a comprehensive architecture design and deployment plan. As a part of deployment, Dell tests all hardware, software and networking in your environment to help ensure optimal functionality. Once the infrastructure is in place, Dell is your single point of contact for complete support via a single toll-free number.

It’s a complete solution that helps reduce cost and complexity for both IT and end-users, making set-up easy and unifying support like no one else. And that means IT is freed up to work on projects that really matter to your organization.

A Standards-Based Solution that works today — and tomorrow

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Nothing is more frustrating than investing in components and technologies that solve a problem today only to cause more headaches tomorrow.

Dell’s Flexible Computing Solutions ends that by delivering a practical standards-based infrastructure. It’s an approach that gives you significant cost/performance/security advantage with the reassurance that you will be able to support and accommodate users on any device in the future. In other words, Flexible Computing Solutions offers endless scalability when you need it most — tomorrow.


  • One Source – for all computing needs from desktop to data center
  • Solutions tailored to customer needs – with assess, design and deployment services
  • Optimized Hardware – for optimal solution support
  • Reliability Assurance – Dell tested and validated solution components
  • On-Demand Desktop Streaming Simplifies

  • Store and control data centrally versus on removable, PC hard drives
  • Proactively manage compliance requirements
  • Improve virus resistance
  • Eliminate reliance on a hard drive - greatest single point of failure on desktop
  • Utilize Dell tested and solution-validated components
  • Maintain excellent disaster recovery and business continuity
    Image Management:
  • Automate client deployment and save time with Dell’s EasyConnectTM 
  • Reduce IT desktop support costs & manpower requirements
  • Centralize OS, application, image management and support
  • Minimize the time needed to deploy new images, patches and upgrades
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