Infotech Lead India: Wipro has launched the Wipro Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), a hosted end user computing solution that will enable IT organizations to deliver a significantly enhanced and productive end user experience to any device, while reducing costs and improving security.
The solution, built on Cisco and NetApp FlexPod infrastructure based on Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) technology is the first Wipro hosted service launched from a portfolio of planned hosted XaaS solutions.
Wipro’s global computing utility for enterprise clients, iStructure, provides the platform for Wipro VDI as well as the company’s portfolio of XaaS services.
Wipro VDI is a fully integrated solution based on the desktop virtualization software from Citrix and Vmware. It offers better ease of management, continuity, security, compliance and control than traditional physical desktop infrastructures.
The solution can be extended to deliver a complete virtual workspace that includes voice, video, rich media applications, end point transformation, and integration of unified communication and collaboration applications.
Gartner estimates that the IaaS market was $6.1 billion in 2012 and it is expected to grow to $24.2 billion in 2016. Cloud Compute Services continue be a high growth sub segment within the IaaS market, with a CAGR of 42.6 percent.
Pinaki Kar, president and CEO, Wipro Data Center Services said, “Today’s ever-increasing business need to reduce IT asset costs, while increasing security and agility is driving the demand for XaaS offerings. Enterprises are looking for tailored, cloud based solutions such as Wipro hosted VDI.”
Wipro’s hosted VDI solution integrates desktop virtualization with social collaboration for enhanced end user productivity, IT efficiency and business value for enterprises.
The desktop virtualization market is has begun shifting its focus on mobility. According to a new study from ABI Research, the worldwide market for hosted virtual desktops is forecast to to nearly $5 billion in 2016. North America and Europe will form the majority of the market for virtual desktops.