back to article FBI inks deal with Dell and Nutanix for embiggenable mutants

The FBI is spending $28m on hyper-converged Dell systems, running Nutanix software, for 55,000 virtual desktop users. Dell has won a contract from the US Department of Justice for this deal. The basic hardware is Dell’s XC converged appliance, with the OEM’d Nutanix software, Dell’s networking gear and its AppAssure data …

  1. Your alien overlord - fear me

    Wow, all this new fancy technology and the less IT literate users will still use Password123. I would hope they are using smartcards or at least 2 stage authentication, especially for field agents.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    510 per desktop

    Would be interested to understand what all was included in this deal. At 28M for 55k desktops thats roughly 510 per desktop, which is very expensive. If you were to throw in the hypervisor/vdi licensing as well as the desktop software itself it looks more attractive but still pricey.

    1. LJL

      Re: 510 per desktop

      The $28M also includes much more than the appliances, such as significant Dell services, Dell Networking and Dell AppAssure data protection software. Press release:

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    About the only thing

    Nutanix is capable off.

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