Infotech Lead Asia: Wipro has launched VirtuaDesk, the first packaged, IP-based desktop virtualization solution from its Advanced Technologies practice.
Wipro launched VirtuaDesk targeting customers that leverage social, mobility, analytics, cloud, sensor technologies and high performance computing.
VirtuaDesk enables customers to easily secure, provision, and share applications and data, for a collaborative and mobile workforce. Designed for fast and secure deployment, VirtuaDesk minimizes the risk in desktop virtualization implementation.
The virtualization solution is delivered as an integrated software-hardware platform. A self-service portal helps users select and provision required applications and desktops. It features 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.
VirtuaDesk represents a flagship and differentiated offering from Wipro’s cloud-based Workplace Transformation Suite.
Wipro has collaborated with HP for the first Advanced Technologies IP-based offering. The collaboration that combines VirtuaDesk with HP’s cloud infrastructure technologies provides customers with an optimal platform for workplace transformation.
“VirtuaDesk is the result of the long term collaboration between HP and Wipro that expands our joint offerings to provide customers with greater mobility and increased productivity,” said Stephen DeWitt, senior vice president, Enterprise Marketing, HP.
VirtuaDesk further leverages 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 company said.
The solution relies on Microsoft Hyper-V for running the Windows desktop in guest virtual machines, and incorporates Microsoft’s comprehensive infrastructure management software.
Mobile workstyles are driving business technology adoption, including solutions that power application and desktop cloud services, said Dave Jones, vice president, System Integrator Development, at Citrix. VirtuaDesk provides an on-ramp for IT organizations to quickly and efficiently meet business demands for application and desktop virtualization.