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Collaboration-Ready Virtual Desktop

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Collaboration-Ready Virtual Desktop
Collaboration-Ready Virtual Desktop

Beyond Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Go beyond basic virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Plan for a full range of desktop and application virtualization use cases that can improve business agility, increase productivity, and enable better business outcomes. Simplified and scalable deployments are achieved through the Cisco VXI Smart Solution, which is collaborative, mobile, and secure.

Cisco VXI: Desktop Virtualization

Centrally host virtual desktops and applications on the Cisco Unified Data Center architecture, with enhanced security and scalability, while simplifying deployment and management. The Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) is the ideal, flexible computing platform with the balanced processing, I/O, and memory required for desktop virtualization workloads.

Cisco VXI: Desktop Virtualization with Citrix

Learn how comprehensive desktop and application virtualization solutions from Cisco and Citrix deliver a superior user experience and greater flexibility.

Cisco VXI: Desktop Virtualization with VMware

Discover how Cisco VXI solutions with VMware provide server-hosted virtual desktops with increased security and lower cost.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Cisco UCS Servers

Reduce deployment risks while accelerating time to value with pre-configured and validated Solution Paks from Cisco. Cisco UCS is fast becoming the desktop virtualization platform of choice for customers with desktop virtualization solutions, available for both VMware and Citrix products.

Learn more information about Cisco Desktop Virtualization solutions.

For assistance and to purchase Cisco UCS SmartPlay Solution Pak Special Offers below contact your Cisco account team, or your Cisco partner. Find a Cisco Partner at the Partner Locator.

Cisco Desktop Virtualization SmartPlay Solution Pak Special Offers

Get highly secure and scalable designs with Cisco UCS, using the following SmartPlay Solution Paks. Ongoing SmartPlay promotions, offering Cisco-qualified desktop virtualization solutions for Citrix and VMware include:

  1. Cisco On-board Desktop Virtualization Solution Pak for SMB
    This pak is designed for small business customer implementations, with adequate compute, memory, and network capacity to scale up as needed. The solution pak comprises the following components:

    Computing - C240 M3 Rack Server with:

    • Dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2690 Processors
    • 256 GB of memory
    • Cisco virtual interface card (Cisco UCS VIC 1225)

  2. Cisco Scalable Desktop Virtualization Solution Pak for Enterprise
    These Starter Paks are designed in both blade and rack form factors, and scale up to 500 - 700 users. The solution starter pak comprises enough compute, memory, and network capacity to scale simply. Additional scale can be obtained with expansion paks for both the blade and rack form factors respectively.

    Salient Components include:

    • Blade Form Factor - Six (6) Cisco UCS B200 M3 Blade Servers, two (2) Cisco UCS 6296UP 96-Port Fabric Interconnects, and six (6) Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Cards 1240
    • Rack Form Factor - Six (6) Cisco UCS C220 M3 Rack Servers, two (2) Cisco UCS 6248UP 48-Port Fabric Interconnects, and six (6) Cisco UCS Virtual Interface Cards 1225

    The above Solution Paks are pre-validated with Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp, and VMware Horizon View.

  3. Cisco Advanced Services Desktop Virtualization Pilot Offer
    A Cisco Advanced Services consultant can help you successfully deploy your desktop virtualization pilot based on the Cisco desktop virtualization solutions portfolio. The offer includes onsite consulting support assistance during the initial desktop virtualization deployment, including support for Cisco UCS B-Series system, VMware ESX, and VMware View or Citrix XenDesktop. The services engagement includes deployment support* for:

    • Cisco UCS B-Series system
    • Virtualization hypervisor (VMware ESX)
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) broker (VMware View or Citrix XenDesktop)

    Duration: two weeks
    Location: customer site

*Support only, hardware not included

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