Cisco VXI: Desktop Virtualization with VMware


Why Cisco and VMWare?

Cisco and VMWare together form a cohesive integration of the fastest-growing blade computing solution from Cisco and the most widely adopted vSphere hypervisor from VMware - combined with VMware View.

This solution delivers a virtual workspace-optimized infrastructure that speeds desktop delivery and increases security. It improves desktop availability and user experience, both online and offline, without compromising control.

Cisco VXI with VMware VIew benefit IT operations by:

  • Simplifying deployment and accelerating time to productivity with streamlined the data center infrastructure.
  • Securing and improving protection of data center infrastructure and assets.
  • Scaling to support more desktops per server with predictable performance.
  • Reducing costs with accelerated ROI, improved deployment speed, and sustained investment protection.

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Take Control of Desktop and Data Security

Securing traditional desktop and laptop computers is at best difficult. Cisco VXI with VMware View provides greater control over desktop and laptop environments while adding an exceptional level of security to the end-to-end infrastructure.

Gain Superior Control and Agility of Desktop Operations

The solution from Cisco and VMware supports migrating users to a new environment while simplifying the deployment of a new virtual infrastructure and the virtual desktops that run on it. After the solution is implemented, deploying additional virtual desktops to new users is accomplished in minutes -- rather than weeks.

Provide an Exceptional User Experience

Balancing user needs with the need for IT department control, Cisco VXI with VMware View enables users to access desktop environments consistently across locations and devices, regardless of network availability. High desktop and application responsiveness and smooth graphics performance are provided by network quality of service (QoS) optimized on a per-virtual machine basis and the PC-over-IP (PCoIP) display protocol.

Simplify Operations and Maintain Compliance with VMware View Templates and Cisco Service Profiles

Cisco VXI with VMware View automates the process of scaling infrastructure. From the hardware stack to individual virtual desktops, IT departments can consistently create and manage virtual infrastructures in compliance with best practices, industry guidelines, and government regulations.

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