Geometric deploys desktop virtualization

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BANGALORE, INDIA: Geometric Limited, product lifecycle management (PLM), engineering services and offshore product development (OPD) solutions provider, is through with the initial stage of large scale desktop virtualization deployment.


The platform based on Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) architecture, comprising of NetApp unified storage, Cisco Unified Computing System, and Citrix XenDesktop, is a service-optimized desktop virtualization platform that can deliver any application to any device in any workplace environment.

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Prashanta Ghoshal, director, IT Solutions and Services, Geometric, said: “We evaluated several solutions before we chose to adopt the VXI architecture from Cisco, NetApp, and Citrix to solve our virtualization needs. It reduces the time and effort needed for provisioning and maintenance of computing resources.”


Geometric anticipates a cost reduction of Rs. 1.2 million (approx. $27,000) with the deployment of 600 desktops with the VXI architecture. Moreover, the company has already been benefited by an initial deployment of 250 desktops.

Rajesh Janey, president, NetApp India & SAARC, said: “We are witnessing a rapid adoption of virtualization technologies across customers of all segments. The solution we have developed with Cisco and Citrix incorporates software, hardware and support into a unified offering that makes desktop virtualization easy to deploy, easy to support and easy to scale."

Rajesh Rege, sr. vice president, Data Center, Cisco India & SAARC, said: “The VXI design spans Cisco's data centre, borderless networks and collaboration architectures enabling customers to deliver timely deployment of the latest services, applications and endpoint devices and a consistently productive user experience, with increased security and efficiency.”

Geometric is looking to provide end users access to their virtual desktops from personal devices or from homes in the future, and is working towards deploying a virtual desktop solution for 3D graphics applications.

Sanjay Deshmukh, area vice president, India, Citrix Systems, "We believe Virtualization and cloud computing will offer Geometric a powerful set of tools to enhance agility and availability. It will bring in the much required efficiency and will deliver IT infrastructure, desktops and applications-as-a-service."