The Software-Defined Future Ready Enterprise.

Dell and VMware deliver virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that are fast to deploy and easy to manage. The partnership is built upon a strong history of working together to build, test and implement solutions involving VMware technology and Dell servers, storage, networking and services. With shared strategies, joint engineering and mutual expertise, Dell and VMware have built tightly integrated solutions at each level of the IT ecosystem, and have also developed a strong global services and sales practice. The Dell and VMware alliance has worldwide scope and focuses on a single goal: to help customers change their world with IT that’s optimized for agility, dynamic response and value, for a software-defined future-ready enterprise.

The VMware and Dell Alliance

Dell and VMware Software-Defined Future-Ready Enterprise


Dell Solutions for VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-mode

Hear Steve Lalla, VP and GM at Dell, talk about working with VMware on Horizon Air Hybrid-mode, a new hybrid offering for delivering virtual workspaces on-premises on hyper converged infrastructure and managed from the cloud.

End-to-End Solutions 

Dell and VMware deliver virtualization solutions that reduce complexity and cost, and increase efficiency, control and choice. The combined strength of Dell and VMware delivers significant benefits for small, medium and large organizations across all industries and sectors.

Creating an Efficient Data Center
Dell and VMware’s tightly integrated, proven virtualization and cloud solutions enable customers of all sizes to quickly and confidently deploy Dell and VMware architectures into their production IT environments. The vSphere with Operations Management from Dell solution is fast to deploy, easy to manage and powerful enough to run the most demanding applications. Learn more about Dell’s virtualization solutions tailored to your needs.

Virtualizing the Desktop
Leverage the full value of your virtualization investment by taking the next step toward implementing Dell’s VMware-based virtualization solution with Horizon. Implementing virtualized desktops (clients) enables you to shift from the traditional device-centric IT computing model to a user-centric computing model: One image, any device. Learn more.

Support your solution―and get up and running faster―with Dell Services that cover everything from business consulting and solution deployment to Workspace-as-a-Service desktop virtualization and managed desktop services. Dell Managed Services for Virtual Desktops helps you reduce downtime and respond proactively to issues through remote IT monitoring and management.

Developing the Cloud
Dell and VMware solutions deliver outstanding degrees of control and simplicity, freeing IT staff to focus on delivering services that differentiate the business. Dell offers server and storage platforms designed for seamless integration with VMware environments, so companies can create private clouds—shifting the paradigm of data center management from infrastructure to service delivery. Learn more.

Accelerating the Journey with Professional Services
Do you know how to get to the next phase of your virtualization journey? Are you unsure about how to create a truly efficient private cloud infrastructure? Dell Infrastructure Consulting services has a portfolio designed to help you progress along your journey to IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS). This comprehensive portfolio of services is designed to accelerate virtualization and cloud adoption so you can rapidly achieve cost savings, without sacrificing productivity. Learn more about Cloud and Virtualization Consulting services. For customers who are looking for a services provider that can operate their virtual or cloud infrastructure, Dell offers a variety of services including Dell Cloud Dedicated private cloud services or full-scope Managed Outsourcing services that can deliver flexible, reliable and cost-effective IT solutions.

Dell World Videos 

Is Hybrid Cloud Right for your Business?

Performance and Capacity Planning for Virtual Environments

"As a core component of the Dell Virtual Remote Desktop solution, the latest release of Horizon… furthers customers’ ability to standardize, simplify and automate desktop IT. Our unique partnership provides customers with complete virtualization solutions from the data center to the desktop via a managed service or private cloud customer-hosted implementation."


– Steve Lalla, Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Client Product Group, Dell

Dell Wyse Datacenter for VMware Horizon View Reference Architecture

A Reference Architecture for the design, configuration and implementation of a VMware Horizon View environment.

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Dell Server and Storage Products

Dell™ PowerEdge™ Servers

Designed to overcome common performance bottlenecks in virtualized environments, Dell PowerEdge servers feature expanded memory and I/O and Intel Xeon processors to deliver exceptional virtualization performance.

Dell Storage

Dell makes storage simple, capable and affordable with offerings that can expand automatically, meet a broad range of needs and utilize existing infrastructure. Dell's diverse storage portfolio, including Dell™ EqualLogic™, Dell Compellent and Dell PowerVault™, meets the needs of companies large and small. Dell EqualLogic was one of the first storage products to leverage VMware's vStorage APIs into its storage arrays, delivering an easy-to-deploy, easy-to-manage, integrated virtualized storage solution.

Dell Services

Dell offers a comprehensive portfolio of services to accelerate virtualization and cloud adoption so you can achieve cost savings quickly, without sacrificing productivity. Dell’s extensive VMware experience includes thousands of implementations worldwide, as well as one of the world's largest VMware deployments within Dell IT. Dell can help you develop a strategic approach to virtualization and cloud, with action-oriented plans that deliver high-impact, short-duration projects with predictable and measurable outcomes, or full-scope IT outsourcing or application modernization solutions that help clients implement IT-as-a-Service within their organizations.

VMware Virtualization Products

VMware vSphere Standard

VMware vSphere Standard and Dell servers, storage and services provide an entry-level solution for basic consolidation of applications to slash hardware costs while accelerating application deployment. VMware vSphere Standard builds on the performance and reliability of the market-leading hypervisor to deliver a managed virtualization environment for test labs, preproduction servers and remote offices.

VMware vSphere Enterprise

VMware vSphere Enterprise provides a strategic consolidation solution that protects all applications against planned and unplanned downtime to deliver superior application availability. VMware vSphere Advanced combines the performance and reliability of the market-leading hypervisor with critical features for maintaining uptime of applications.

VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus

VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus includes the full range of vSphere features for transforming data centers into dramatically simplified cloud computing environments for providing the next generation of flexible, reliable IT services. Combining VMware's industry-leading virtualization technology and experience with Dell's industry-standard PowerEdge servers, storage and services enables the delivery of a Dell and VMware vSphere solution that provides uncompromising control and greater efficiency, while preserving customer choice. Dell and VMware deliver the truly intelligent data center: seamlessly scalable, dynamically adaptable, easily controllable, cost-effective and energy-efficient.

VMware vSphere for Small- to Medium-sized Businesses

Uniquely designed with small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in mind, VMware vSphere Essentials and Essentials Plus provide a compelling solution for meeting the availability, data protection and affordability requirements for SMBs.


One instance of VMware vCenter Server, sold separately, is required for VMware vSphere deployments.

Horizon 6

VMware View is the only tightly integrated, end-to-end solution purpose-built for delivering desktops as a managed service. Dell Virtual Remote Desktop featuring Horizon 6 creates simplified and automated desktop workflows, reduces operational costs, and increases control for IT, while providing end users with a flexible and rich total desktop experience regardless of device, network or use case.


From analysis to configuration, deployment to maintenance, Dell services help you design, manage and operate VMware-based virtual and cloud data centers. Dell and VMware’s decade-long partnership has resulted in unique, integrated, industry-leading service solutions that help customers simplify their IT environments—all while effectively building a virtualized foundation for meeting the IT demands of today and tomorrow—from the desktop, to the data center, to the cloud.

Executive Viewpoint: Dell and VMware Together Deliver the Secure Enterprise-Class Cloud 

Cloud and Virtualization Consulting

The Dell Consulting Services portfolio is aligned to the progressive journey from virtualization to cloud. Our experts will guide you each step of the way through the virtualization transformation process, from consulting workshops and readiness assessments, through implementation and maintenance, to tips and best practices you can use to accelerate performance.

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VMware and Dell are strategic partners with the common goal of providing joint customers with solutions that provide both business and technical value.


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