Desktop Virtualization from Cisco, Citrix

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 09-09-2010
With businesses trending towards a decentralized IT model, and with employees and their varied devices spread over a wide geographical area, virtualization has increasingly been seen by many IT administrators as a vital tool for managing systems and distributing applications.

Cisco and Citrix unveiled a prepackaged solution that combines the former's networking technology with the latter's desktop virtualization software, in theory creating a cost-effective way for businesses to deploy high-definition virtual desktops and applications.

In a Sept. 7 press conference, both companies angled the combination of Cisco UCS (Unified Computing System) with Citrix XenDesktop technologies as a way for businesses to accelerate and simplify their virtualization adoption. For end-users, the universal Citrix Receiver software client allows access to corporate desktops and applications from not only PCs, but also smartphones and tablets. For IT administrators, the solution's tools allow for controlling, installing, and updating devices across a business from one central location.

For more, read the eWeek article Cisco, Citrix Offer Combined Desktop Virtualization Solution.