Wipro Transforms Computing with Hosted VDI on Cisco UCS

Posted by News Room On Sunday, April 28, 2013 0 comments
Wipro Ltd., a leading global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company 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 and CEO, Wipro Data Center 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, Vice President & 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.”
“The modern workspace is changing rapidly, bringing opportunities for end users, IT, and organizations that embrace and manage these changes. By adopting Wipro's as-a-service cloud-based VDI solution, built on the innovative Cisco UCS architecture, IT can increase business efficiency, productivity and agility by helping deliver an exceptionally flexible and highly secure workspace,” said John Thompson, Vice President, Cisco Global Enterprise Partner Organization.

Thomas Stanley, Vice President Global Alliances and Global System Integrators, NetApp, said, “Desktop virtualization has become a solution of choice for many IT organizations. Wipro’s hosted VDI solution, delivered on Cisco and NetApp FlexPod infrastructure, is the ideal platform for both scale up and scale out requirements of customers choosing to virtualize their desktop environments. The combination of NetApp software and storage with Wipro services further enhances the overall economic value of our joint solutions.”
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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