Wipro launches Citrix-MS-HP-based VDI soln

By : |May 25, 2011 0

[image_library_tag 141/13141, align=”left” title=”” height=”97″ alt=”” hspace=”7″ width=”200″ vspace=”7″ border=”1″ ,default]BANGALORE, INDIA: Wipro Technologies, the outsourcing business of Wipro Limited, announced the launch of in Wipro desktop-as-a-service (WDaaS) solution at the Citrix Synergy conference being held this week in San Francisco.

The solution, which is built in partnership with Citrix and Microsoft, is a desktop virtualization solution based on HP Converged Infrastructure that delivers desktops, applications and data as an on-demand service.

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WDaaS will offer a pre-configured appliance (hardware, software and services) that can be managed remotely by Wipro.

This solution lowers deployment cost and reduces the implementation time by half as compared to traditional system integration approach, claims the company.

For enterprises seeking a hosted or cloud offering, Wipro will deliver desktops and applications as a service from a dedicated private cloud environment in its own data centres or by leaveraging cloud infrastructure providers.

These delivery models lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) and move the desktop cost from a capex to an opex model.

The WDaaS solution is based on Citrix XenDesktop, the Microsoft VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) Premium Suite and Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) software components.

It leaverages Citrix FlexCast delivery technology, uses Citrix HDX technology and relies on Hyper-V for running the Windows desktop in the guest virtual machines and incorporates Microsoft’s VDI infrastructure and management software, including Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services, App-V as well as System Center management solutions.

WDaaS will be offered on HP Converged Infrastructure solution. The hosted and cloud delivery model will also leaverage Rackspace infrastructure.

WDaaS includes a hosted session virtualization platform that can be efficiently used to build industry-specific cloud solutions.

Utilizing this platform, Wipro has created an ‘Application access over the Internet’ solution to address the needs of higher education. Students and faculty will have a convenient way to access applications anywhere, anytime from any device instead of visiting the traditional computer lab on campus.

“Traditionally, desktop virtualization has been complex to implement,” said Neeraj Jaitley, VP, Cloud Infrastructure Solutions, Wipro Technologies. “Customers are now looking for providers with end to end technical and operational capabilities who can deliver scalable and highly reliable infrastructure, leveraging hybrid cloud architecture as appropriate. Wipro Desktop as a Service solution benefits from focused technology R&D investments and supports ‘as a Service’ delivery models. Our engagement methodology can reduce the technology deployment cycle by half.”

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