Dell solution migrates social content between Yammer and Jive

Dell has released a number of new solutions designed to help companies deploy virtual desktops to their employees, better manage social networks and make more effective use of Windows solutions

The new solutions include Dell Appliance for Wyse – vWorkspace, Migration Manager for Enterprise Social and the Dell PowerEdge R930 server.

“Organizations today need to increase productivity while simplifying the management and delivery of applications and data,” said Steve Lalla, vice-president of commercial client software and solutions with Dell, in a statement. “The Dell solutions announced today provide the benefits you expect from a sophisticated data centre in an easy-to-deploy and manage appliance. This will allow our customers to increase the speed at which they deliver applications and desktops to a wide range of endpoints including thin clients and Chromebooks.”

Wyse vWorkspace simplifies virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment and management and the delivery of Windows applications to assorted endpoints, including Wyse thin clients and Chrome OS devices. Aimed at the small and medium-sized business segment and the education sector, Dell says Wyse vWorkspace can be managed without specialized staff and allows a user to access Windows desktops and applications on nearly any HTML5 browser-capable device without installing client software on the endpoint. One appliance can deliver Windows applications to 350 devices, starting at US$180 per user for the server hardware and licenses, hypervisor, and vWorkspace broker.

Dell is also targeting the social space with what it’s calling the first to market enterprise social migration solution, Migration Manager for Enterprise Social (MMES), to support customers managing content across multiple enterprise social platforms. The first release of MMES supports the migration of content between Yammer and Jive, and the company is working to expand that functionality to address customer pain-points around managing different enterprise social platforms.

Finally, also new is the Dell PowerEdge R930 server, which has been specifically designed for demanding Microsoft enterprise applications such as Microsoft Dynamics, SQL Server 2014 and Microsoft Skype for Business. With up to 72 processing cores of Intel Xeon E7-8800/4800 v3 family of processors, 6TB of memory in 96 DIMMs, 24 internal hard drives and up to eight high-performance PowerEdge Express Flash NVMe PCIe SSDs, Dell said the R930 runs SQL Server 2014 four times faster than previous generations.

“Organizations today are looking for solutions that provide greater flexibility and access to Microsoft applications across a range of devices,” said Gareth Fort, general manager of enterprise partner with Microsoft, in a statement. “Dell is collaborating closely with Microsoft to bring the benefits of desktop virtualization and management to organizations of all sizes in a variety of industries to help make the most of their Microsoft infrastructure.”

Wyse vWorkspace will be available this summer, Migration Manager for Enterprise Social is available today and the Dell PowerEdge R930 server will be available in June 2015.

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Jeff Jedras is a technology journalist with IT World Canada and a member of the IT Business team. He began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada and the channel for Computer Dealer News. His writing has also appeared in the Vancouver Sun & the Ottawa Citizen.

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