Improving Business Processes and IT Delivery with Desktop Virtualization Services

Improving Business Processes and IT Delivery with Desktop Virtualization Services

Thales UK gains streamlined business processes and a simpler, lower-cost IT management model with Cisco Services for desktop virtualization.

Thales UK reduces risk and speeds time-to-benefit for virtual desktop strategy with blended services solution.

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It worked out really well. We got two experts bringing industry knowledge and engineering resources to the table. And service delivery was well coordinated and seamless throughout.
- Nick Watson, Technical Architect, Thales UK

Challenge

Use desktop virtualization to simplify IT services delivery and improve productivity for relocating staff.

  • Develop virtual desktop strategy, enabling relocation of 280 staff while optimizing productivity and IT services delivery
  • Address project complexity, aggressive timescales, and lack of internal virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) expertise

Solution

Assemble an expert team of desktop virtualization specialists to prepare a one-stop approach for planning, design, and installation.

  • Multivendor VDI solution comprising Cisco Nexus 5000 and 1000V Series Switches, HP servers and WYSE terminals
  • VDI services from Cisco Services and GlassHouse Technologies for planning, design, installation, and knowledge transfer

Results

Office relocation completed on time and on budget, with lasting benefits that are easily replicable and accessible to the entire company.

  • Simplified management of data security and compliance
  • Streamlined business processes and simpler, lower cost IT model
  • Time-to-provision reduced from days to hours

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