Dell announces availability of Dell Wyse Cloud Connect

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Dell has announced the availability of Dell Wyse Cloud Connect, an ultra-compact and highly mobile cloud-access device designed to deliver desktop virtualisation and personal cloud services to any HDMI- or MHL-enabled display.

The pocket-size device delivers a full-HD experience with enterprise-level security, manageability and reliability.

Organisations of any size can now deliver streaming cloud services and IT solutions in a cost-effective, mobile offering for work, home and on the go.

“Cloud Connect is among the most cutting-edge mobile thin client solutions that we have tested at our labs,” says Joseph Korah, Senior Director and Head of Kochi Operations, Cognizant.

“With its ability to work seamlessly with Citrix, Microsoft and VMware environments, the solution holds great potential for the futuristic enterprise that is looking for ways to improve productivity at work and on the go for its enterprise workforce.”

According to Dell, Cloud Connect represents a new end-user device category that bridges thin clients and mobile devices as part of Dell Cloud Client-Computing’s end-to-end desktop virtualisation solutions portfolio.

The extremely compact, secure, cloud-managed device with a low total cost of ownership (TCO) supports multiple use cases including mobile workers, students, digital signage, kiosks and other space-constrained environments.

According to IDC, the smart connected-device market grew 30.4 percent in 2012 and global shipments are expected to surpass 1.7 billion by 2014.

By 2017, IDC expects that shipments will surpass 2.3 billion units and revenue will reach $748.6 billion.

These numbers illustrate a powerful and ongoing disruption in how users communicate and interact with their professional and personal content, driven by trends such as BYOD, mobile app development, social media and cloud computing.

Cloud Connect represents a new category of smart connected device and is the only device of its kind that is seamlessly integrated into a secure, controlled, end-to-end desktop virtualisation portfolio that includes:

· Software for mobile device and application management and control with Dell Wyse Cloud Client Manager

· Flexible desktop virtualisation solutions from Dell partners Citrix, Microsoft and VMware

· Personal cloud access to files and apps through Dell Wyse PocketCloud

· Global customer support expertise through Dell ProSupport for Cloud

“Small, smart and secure; Cloud Connect is a disruptive device,” adds Steve Lalla, vice president and general manager for Dell Cloud Client-Computing.

“We unlock new options for our customers to access their data and applications by combining mobility, manageability and security with a powerful user experience at an affordable price-point.”

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