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Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solutions with VMware Horizon View

Transforming the Desktop

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Transforming the Desktop

Transforming the Desktop

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Why Choose Cisco and VMware

Desktop Virtualization with VMware Horizon View and Cisco Unified Data Center delivers scalable solutions that simplify management, optimize user experiences, and offer superior price-to-performance ratios for customers of all sizes.

These VDI solutions are fully integrated with VMware vCenter. They offer:

  • The industry's fastest-growing blade server solution and the most widely adopted virtualization platforms
  • A superior price-to-performance ratio that helps organizations grow deployments to match business demands
  • A simplified provisioning and operations model that can spin up virtual desktops in minutes instead of hours or days
  • Uncompromised user experiences across user devices and locations, delivered across a QoS-enabled data center and network
  • An accelerated path to ROI with competitively priced infrastructure and software that reduces VDI deployment risks and initial capital outlay

Desktop IT managers can now benefit from the combined strengths of Cisco UCS and VMware Horizon View. Deploy and easily scale virtual desktops, free of the guesswork traditionally associated with sizing, installing, and expanding virtual infrastructure.

Customers of all sizes who want to implement desktop virtualization can confidently deploy a day-1 infrastructure that provides an optimized balance of memory, I/O capacity, and CPU processing power. The result is a price to performance ratio that delivers significantly lower incremental costs as virtual desktop seats are added.

With Cisco and VMware solutions, desktops can easily be delivered as a service from a single integrated platform. Now IT can quickly scale up and down desktop services on demand to meet changing business needs and proactively protect against unplanned downtime.

Built with VMware Horizon View and Cisco UCS, which offers a stateless provisioning and operations model, the virtual desktop solution is fully integrated with VMware vCenter. It takes full advantage of Cisco UCS Manager and View Manager with linked clones to help organizations deploy new virtual desktops to users in minutes.

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