Dell Releases Version 8.5 of Its Desktop Virtualization Software, Wyse vWorkspace

Dell has unveiled Dell Wyse vWorkspace 8.5, the latest release of its desktop virtualization software. Part of Dell’s growing desktop and application virtualization portfolio, Dell Wyse vWorkspace 8.5 software would offer organizations an end-to-end solution that includes VDI connection broker software, with simplicity, scalability, high-performance, and one point of contact for support.

Wyse vWorkspace 8.5 software would enable customers to realize the efficiency and productivity benefits of desktop virtualization with the agility to scale into a VDI environment. Combined with Dell’s solutions based on Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware, version 8.5 of vWorkspace adds more choice and solutions for transforming end-user computing.

dell-poweredge-serversThis latest vWorkspace release includes at no additional cost the vWorkspace connector for HTML5, which would significantly enhance mobility capabilities and support for more devices than ever. It enables access to Windows applications and desktops from nearly any browser-capable device, without the need for any client software installation on the end point, and also provides secure access from Chrome OS devices. vWorkspace connector for HTML5 also supports BYOD programs for Dell education customers and service providers seeking to provide access without needing to deploy or manage anything on a user’s personal device.

Additional benefits and features of vWorkspace 8.5 would include:

  • Easier access and configuration with policy-based deployment and configuration – Users are automatically offered the vWorkspace connector that is compatible with their device, and the vWorkspace connection broker configures first-time user settings. Users would be up and running in minutes without needing training or instruction guides. It also gives IT administrators the ability to grant or revoke access at any time, for any user, more securely.
  • Simplified scaling through Secure Access Service – Provides secure remote access for up to 10,000 users through a single Windows Server Virtual Machine (VM) that sits behind the corporate firewall. These Secure Access Service VMs can be load balanced to provide scalability to meet the needs of very large deployments by customers and service providers.
  • More use cases with Wyse Streaming Manager (WSM) software – Customers who purchase vWorkspace Premier Edition, or who have current maintenance on vWorkspace Premier Edition, will now receive Wyse WSM 7.2 as part of the software maintenance agreement. WSM will enable IT to deliver centrally managed, client-hosted virtual desktops or virtual servers to diskless endpoints and cloud desktops, as well as centrally manage departmental applications on client and cloud-hosted virtual desktops.
  • Support for unified communications, including Cisco, Lync, Avaya and Skype.

Wyse vWorkspace 8.5 is available from Dell and through Dell PartnerDirect Preferred and Premier Partners in the United States and around the world starting December 9, 2014.