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Dell / Citrix Ready – Quick Start Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop Deployments Podcast – Episode 249


In episode 249, Douglas Brown interviews Dan O’Farrell is Director of Product Marketing within the Dell Cloud Client-Computing and Tony Sanchez, Principal Solutions Architect at Citrix on the WW Strategic Alliances team . Plus, we are happy to have Sagnik Datta, Technical Marketing Specialist at Citrix Ready with us. Together we discuss the Dell / Citrix relationship, Dell Quick Start Tool, Dell Appliance for Wyse – Citrix, Dell XC Series Web-scale Converged Appliance, and the Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse.

About Dell

From data center to the endpoint device, Dell cloud client-computing solutions for Citrix integrate best-of-breed features and functionality from both the Dell and the Citrix portfolios. These solutions are designed from the ground-up to streamline the development and management of virtualized environments powered by Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop.

There are three unique appliances discussed in this podcast – the Dell Appliance for Wyse – Citrix, the Dell XC Series Web-scale Converged Appliance, and the Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse.  In addition, Wyse thin and zero clients from Dell that are optimized for simple, secure and powerful operation within Citrix environments are also discussed.

Dell Appliance for Wyse – Citrix

  • Highly cost effective infrastructure that is easy to deploy and scale
  • Quickly deliver virtual desktops and apps without VDI expertise
  • Easy and fast deployment in about 2 hours for all users on an appliance
  • Scale efficiently to meet your organization’s needs

Dell XC Series Web-scale Converged Appliance

  • Enterprise-class, hyper-converged solution for virtualized environments
  • Procure, deploy and manage virtual desktops with predictable scaling and management costs
  • Deploy in a few hours without requiring complex storage configuration or network integration and seamlessly manage with the award-winning Nutanix Prism UI
  • High availability across all system components to an unlimited number of simultaneous users

Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse

  • Deliver workstation class desktops centrally to improve user workflows and mobility
  • Better control valuable IP by securing it within the data center
  • Certified by leading ISVs such as Autodesk, Siemens, PTC and Dassault Systemes
  • Deploy a virtual workstation environment in a few hours instead of weeks

Dell Wyse Thin and Zero Clients Designed for Citrix Environments

  • Ensure endpoint security with virus resistant zero clients and Wyse ThinOS based thin clients that feature zero attack surface
  • Easily manage these devices from the XenApp management console, Wyse WDM, or Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (WES thin clients)
  • Choose from a wide range of thin and zero clients designed to meet your budget/performance needs

To learn more about these appliances and other joint Dell and Citrix solutions, please visit http://www.dell.com/wyse.

Dell Quick Start Tool for Citrix XenDesktop – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw7kQqbK7Ps

How Many Clicks Does It Take To Get To the Center of XenDesktop? – https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2015/08/06/how-many-clicks-does-it-take-to-get-to-the-center-of-xendesktop/

XenApp & XenDesktop: With Dell QST, Automating Is Easy as 1-2-3 – https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2016/02/22/automating-xenapp-and-xendesktop-its-as-easy-as-123-with-the-dell-qst/

Dell XC Series Hyperconverged Appliances Video – http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/learn/assets/videos~en/documents~xc-series-hyperconverged-video-en.aspx

About Citrix Ready

Citrix Ready identifies recommended solutions that are trusted to enhance the Citrix Delivery Center infrastructure. All products featured in Citrix Ready have completed verification testing, thereby providing confidence in joint solution compatibility. Leveraging its industry leading alliances and partner ecosystem, Citrix Ready showcases select trusted solutions designed to meet a variety of business needs. Through the online catalog and Citrix Ready branding program, you can easily find and build a trusted infrastructure. Citrix Ready not only demonstrates current mutual product compatibility, but through continued industry relationships also ensures future interoperability.

Learn more at https://citrixready.citrix.com

About Dan O’Farrell

Dan O’Farrell is Director of Product Marketing within the Dell Cloud Client-Computing organization, focusing on Dell’s end-to-end desktop virtualization solutions and products.  Dan ran the product marketing function within Wyse Technology prior to its acquisition by Dell in May of 2012.  Before joining Wyse, he led various marketing and product management teams for over twenty years at multiple Silicon Valley companies, including F500 companies like HP and Sun, as well as a number of early-stage startups.  With expertise in networking, wireless, network security, and WAN optimization, Dan started his career as a software engineer at IBM and migrated to product management, which ultimately led to senior marketing leadership positions.  Dan has a B.S. degree in computer science from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

About Tony Sanchez

Tony Sanchez is a principal solutions architect at Citrix on the WW Strategic Alliances team. He focuses on building next generation on premise and cloud based solutions with Citrix’s strategic partners like Cisco, Dell, HP, and Microsoft. Each of his solutions can be found on Blogs.citrix.com in more detail. Tony is a father of two and in his spare time enjoys scuba diving and working on his classic muscle car. 

Follow Tony on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TonySanchez_ctx/

Stay up with Tony’s Blog Articles at https://www.citrix.com/blogs/author/richardsa/

About Sagnik Datta

Sagnik Datta is a Technical Marketing Specialist at Citrix Ready. Sagnik work with Citrix alliances and supports large partner ecosystem (1000+) to help customers make better purchase decision through Citrix Ready Marketplace – http://citrix.com/ready.

Major focus in partners product segments such as Thin Clients, 3D CAD ISVs, Printers, Converged, Hyper-Converged, Storage and Servers solutions integrated with XenDesktop, XenApp and XenServer.

Responsible to drive vertical industry based applications and solutions, working collaboratively with cross teams in Product Management and Alliances.

Day to day activities include supporting partners with technical integration queries, creating test tool kits for partners to easily integrate their solutions with Citrix products, testing solutions to make them Citrix Ready, hosting joint webinars that generate leads for partners, podcasts, creating white papers and technical blogs for Citrix sales teams, customers and wider community etc.

Follow Sannik on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sagnik-datta-3050041b

About Douglas A. Brown

Douglas Brown is the Founder and President of DABCC, Inc. Doug has more than 20 years of experience in virtualization, cloud, and server based computing technologies and markets. DABCC is the first and most visited website dedicated to all elements of virtualization and features news and resources.

Prior to DABCC, Doug worked at Citrix Systems, Inc. as a Senior Systems Engineer from 2001 to 2004 where he developed the leading Citrix deployment system, “Methodology in a Box”, which has more than a million users. Additionally, his peers and management at Citrix named Doug Systems Engineer of the Year in 2002. From 2005 to 2016, Doug was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Microsoft Corporation for his contributions to the industry. He has also been acknowledged with the Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) and VMware vEXPERT awards for his continued support in the IT community. Doug speaks at leading industry events and has been a prolific author over the past 20 years.

Mr. Brown is also host of the #1 rated virtualization and cloud podcast show, DABCC Radio and DABCC TV.

Follow Douglas on Twitter at http://twitter.com/douglasabrown

Connect on LinkedIn here, https://www.linkedin.com/in/dabcc

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