Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Provide users a superior experience, wherever they are and on any device, seamlessly and securely.

Why organizations choose desktop virtualization

Increase efficiency

Give users access to their desktops and applications at any time, on any device, regardless of geographic location.

Improve security

Protect your IP by keeping data, virtual desktops, and applications in your secure data center and controlled by policy.

Maximize performance

Rapidly deploy and scale new or updated applications and desktop operating systems, without user disruption.

Reduce CapEx and OpEx

Centralize desktop and application patches and upgrades, while using lower-cost endpoint devices and facilitating BYOD.

Cisco VDI case studies

NYU Shanghai

Cisco helps NYU Shanghai to accelerate VDI, Oracle RAC and HPC performance.

Cisco’s strategic partners help Malicis Consulting transform their business (video 2:01).

VDI solutions on your choice of architecture

From 500 to 500,000 users, Cisco supports platform-choice flexibility with UCS and HyperFlex that are easy to deploy and right-sized to transform your business. 

Ecosystem partners


Transform the way you work with secure, intelligent workspaces from Cisco and Citrix.

NetApp FlexPod

Purpose-built for virtualized environments that allow enterprise workloads to function seamlessly at scale.


Bring graphics-intensive capabilities to wherever your users need them with Cisco and NVIDIA.

Pure FlashStack

Get simple, rapid deployment of 100 percent Flash infrastructure for VMware Horizon and Citrix desktop.

VMware Horizon

Cisco and VMware innovate to provide tightly integrated solutions so you can transform your environments easily and cost effectively.

Tools and demos

Cisco Desktop Virtualization Design Navigator

Are you ready to discover the Cisco Validated Design or reference architecture that is best for your environment? Simply answer a few questions in the tool below.

Cisco Intersight demos

Discover the value of intelligent, cloud-based management with Cisco Intersight.

Cisco HyperFlex or Cisco UCS systems with Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor

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