Transforming desktops is a multi-faceted process. To start, you need to get a hold of your existing desktop service inventory applications.
Move to the Cloud could be the simple choice of providing as needed DR capability, but always remember the cloud is not the data owner and therefore not responsible for your data, so you must get it “There and Back Again”
I suggested that the best thing for Dell to do would be to sell it to VMware or Teradici. Dell vWorkspace is back, and I couldn’t be happier to be wrong.
If one thing was evident from VMworld San Francisco was that Dell, despite its advances in desktop virtualization, has a problem on its hands – What should it do with Quest vWorkspace.
In the face of declining PC revenues and slowing storage sales VMworld San Francisco saw the launch of two new Wyse P Class Zero Clients, two new EqualLogic hybrid storage arrays and three new reference architectures optimized for VMware View, signaling a clear intent from Dell that it is getting serious about VDI.
According to Bloomberg News Dell is in discussions to acquire Quest Software in a bid to strengthen its enterprise software services portfolio. Dell has been shopping, with five acquisitions announced so far this year, to add software, computer storage and networking gear to its lineup of PCs, which account for 52% of its sales. With PC sales flat and margins thin, Dell has been seeking to broaden its services portfolio and directly challenge HP which has suffered multiple missteps in recent months.