Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI)

Comprehensive Virtual Workspace Strategy

With Cisco VXI, IT can adopt an end-to-end systems approach with tested solutions, which combines desktop virtualization and collaboration to take control of:

  • The proliferation of endpoint devices and mobile work environments
  • Desktop operating system upgrades
  • Security, compliance, and business continuance challenges
  • Infrastructure, desktop, and communications administration costs

A successful enterprise-wide virtual workspace deployment needs a comprehensive system that spans data center, network, and collaboration architectures together with the planning, design services, and support offered by Cisco VXI. The end result is a flexible, highly secure, and efficient infrastructure that meets a diverse set of user needs.

Delivering the Next-Generation Virtual Workspace

Cisco VXI delivers a complete virtualized collaborative workspace, unifying virtual desktop, voice, and video services, anywhere, on any device. It combines:

  • Efficient, on-demand virtual desktop hosting
  • Industry-leading networking for optimized service delivery
  • A portfolio of innovative endpoints and collaboration services
  • Technologies from partners such as Citrix and VMware
VXI AAG

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Meet Evolving Business Needs with Cisco VXI

Desktop refresh:

Reduce your overall time to deployment and Microsoft Windows 7 migration costs, and gain the flexibility to respond to changing business requirements

Business agility:

  • Quickly orient contractors, consultants, and acquisitions to increase their productivity
  • Quickly deliver the tools needed to make new operations, offices, and branches operational

Compliance and security:

  • Reduce your risk of costly security breaches by centralizing and securing access to applications and data
  • Help meet your business continuance and regulatory compliance requirements

Lower operational costs:

  • Reduce your overall costs of managing desktops and application releases and updates
  • Use your existing budget to reduce desktop and communications costs with workspace virtualization solutions

Virtual workforce:

  • Provide the flexibility and security for all your end users to access corporate IT applications and operating systems over any network or device
  • Deliver a flexible infrastructure so your entire organization can benefit from virtual workforce initiatives, such as working from home

Typical End-User Benefits from VXI

Typical end user Description Example
Task worker Require simple, non-personalized desktop services for limited applications Call center employees, bank tellers, retail clerks, factory workers
Remote worker Geographically dispersed, with varied locations, devices, and application needs Teleworkers, outsourcers or contractors, offshore workers, branch office employees
Office worker (knowledge worker) Require complex PC experience with personalization and diverse applications and devices On-campus employees in finance, marketing, administration, and operations
Guest workers Require temporary network access in a campus or branch for complex PC experiences with standard applications University lab students, training center visitors
Mobile worker (power users) Require secure network access and application support for productivity and collaboration while off site or on the road Sales, executives, field service team members

More About Cisco VXI

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Case Studies

  • Metro Health
    Desktop virtualization keeps the data where it's properly controlled and protected. There's no longer a security hole we have to worry about
  • Seattle Children's Hospital (PDF - 941 KB)
    "When we implemented our VDI test environment, the ease of deployment, performance, and scalability exceeded our expectations. The Cisco team installed the system and stayed onsite with us to help bring us up to speed on the Cisco Unified Computing System platform." Jake Hughes, Chief Technical Architect, Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Park Hill School District (PDF - 198 KB)
    "We are saving the District thousands of dollars by providing an alternative to purchasing a laptop for every student, teacher, and administrator." Brad Sandt, Director of Technology, Park Hill School District
  • Oak Hills School District (PDF - 2.3 MB)
    "We worked with Oak Hills to do comprehensive cost analyses that show a 13-month payback, 166% ROI, and IT capital and operating savings of more than $1.27 million over 3 years.... Desktop TCO is 67% lower." Bill Ginn, Client Manager at Champion Solutions Group

Next Steps

Unify virtual desktops, voice, and video across a flexible, secure IT infrastructure.

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