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Build a Better Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Deliver virtualized desktops and applications with simplicity, scalability, and a superior user experience, built on Cisco Unified Data Center.

Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solutions, built on the Cisco Unified Data Center, deliver:

  • Simplified desktop operations with fewer servers and cables to manage
  • Scalable, predictable performance with a superior user experience
  • Faster payback and ongoing savings with an optimized infrastructure
  • Clear guidance for desktop virtualization with Cisco Validated Designs


IDC White Paper

Business Value of Cisco's Desktop and Application Virtualization Solution. (PDF - 270 KB)

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Cisco and its ecosystem partners have developed a comprehensive portfolio of reference architectures. These are aligned with specific IT environments and business goals, and address the traditional challenges associated with deploying virtual applications and desktops. These architectures include:

  • Freestanding Architecture: uses Cisco UCS blade and rack servers with external SAN storage to create a custom configuration that meets your company's specific needs.
  • Integrated Infrastructure: rapidly deployable, modular units of computing, storage, and network fabric. Cisco partners with key storage vendors to deliver pre-validated solutions. We have Cisco Validated Designs and Reference Architectures for FlexPod (NetApp), SmartStack (Nimble Storage), VBlock (VCE) and FlashStack (Pure Storage).
  • Hyperconverged Infrastructure: combines compute, storage, and networking into an easy-to-use system that brings new levels of speed and efficiency to IT. With a flexible scale-out and scale-up consumption model Cisco HyperFlex Systems provide complete hyperconvergence.

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