Wipro launches hosted VDI built on Cisco UCS

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Bangalore: Wipro today announced the launch of Wipro Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), a next generation hosted end user computing solution that will enable IT organizations to deliver a significantly enhanced and productive end user experience to any device, while reducing costs and improving security.

The solution is built on Cisco and NetApp FlexPod infrastructure based on Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) technology. This is the first Wipro hosted service launched from a portfolio of planned hosted XaaS solutions.

Wipro’s global computing utility for enterprise clients, iStructure, provides the platform for Wipro VDI as well as the company’s portfolio of XaaS services. Wipro VDI is a complete, fully integrated solution, based on the desktop virtualization software from Citrix and VMware that offers better ease of management, continuity, security, compliance and control than traditional physical desktop infrastructures. This solution can be extended to deliver a complete virtual workspace that includes voice, video, rich media applications, end point transformation, and integration of unified communication and collaboration applications.

Pinaki Kar, President & CEO, Wipro Data Centre Services said, “Today’s ever-increasing business need to reduce IT asset costs, while increasing security and agility is driving the demand for XaaS offerings. Enterprises are looking for tailored, cloud based solutions such as Wipro hosted VDI. We’re thrilled to be working with Cisco to address these market needs with a truly unique portfolio of solutions.”

Commenting on the launch, Malay Verma, VP & Global Head for Cisco Business Unit, Wipro, said, “Wipro’s Cisco Business Unit delivers next-generation end-to-end productized industry solutions built on Cisco and partner technologies. Wipro’s hosted VDI solution integrates desktop virtualization with social collaboration thereby enhancing end user productivity, IT efficiency and business value for enterprises.”

Wipro is clearly tapping into a robust market niche. According to Gartner, “In 2012, the IaaS market was $6.1 billion, and it is forecast to grow to $24.2 billion in 2016. Cloud Compute Services continue to be a very high growth sub segment within the IaaS market with a CAGR of 42.6%.”

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