Wipro launches IP- based workplace transformation solution


Bangalore: Wipro today launched VirtuaDesk™, the first packaged, IP-based offering from its Advanced Technologies practice. VirtuaDesk is a complete desktop virtualization solution that enables customers to easily secure, provision, and share applications and data, for a collaborative and mobile workforce and minimizes the risk in desktop virtualization implementation.

Efficient and easy to use, VirtuaDesk comes as a comprehensive packaged offering delivered as an integrated software-hardware platform. A Wipro-developed self-service portal helps users select and provision required applications and desktops. Features include an App Store, Catalog, and menu-driven administration to define authorization and access. Advanced back-end functionality includes in-memory caching capabilities that enable businesses to provide high-performing desktops and applications.

VirtuaDesk is available as an on-premise or off-site private cloud deployment. For on-premise deployments, organizations receive VirtuaDesk through a cost-effective pre-configured appliance that comes with fully-integrated hardware and software. All deployments include implementation and best-in-class Wipro services that provide ongoing operations management and support.

“We introduced the Advanced Technologies practice to position Wipro as the partner of choice for our customers focused on leveraging social, mobility, analytics, cloud, sensor technologies and high performance computing. VirtuaDesk is a packaged offering that includes Wipro IP and best-in-class Wipro services, combined with industry-leading partner technologies,” said Shaji Farooq, Sr VP, Advanced Technologies & Go-To-Market Transformation, Wipro. “VirtuaDesk represents a flagship and differentiated offering from Wipro’s cloud-based Workplace Transformation Suite that we intend to expand over time.”

Wipro’s collaboration with HP is a key foundation for the first Advanced Technologies IP-based offering. The collaborative incubation of VirtuaDesk with HP’s proven cloud infrastructure technologies, and world-class global support, ensures VirtuaDesk provides customers an optimal platform for workplace transformation.

VirtuaDesk further leverages market-leading desktop virtualization technologies from Citrix and Microsoft. VirtuaDesk uses HDX™ technology in Citrix XenDesktop® that assures each user gets a rich, high definition experience over any network, on any device, including personal computers, thin clients, tablets, and smartphones. The solution relies on Microsoft Hyper-V for running the Windows desktop in guest virtual machines, and incorporates Microsoft’s comprehensive infrastructure management software.

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