Desktop virtualization continues to gain traction. According to a recent Gartner forecast, companies are projected to add 59 million more virtual desktop users worldwide between 2013 and 2016. Despite that growth, we found that significant challenges remain for getting VDI implementations off the ground. These include:
Up-front CAPEX often associated with upgrading the data center and network infrastructure required to support VDI
Complexity associated with combining multiple disparate technologies together in a way that’s cohesive and easy to manage
Guesswork and risk associated with ensuring that the success seen in a small pilot is replicated in larger production environments
Every Friday, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco partner news and stories of the week, as well as point you to important Cisco-related content you may have missed along the way. Let’s have it.
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Here comes Cisco Partner Summit! Cisco’s annual partner event gets underway in less than four weeks, and in case you missed it, registration for Cisco Virtual Partner Summit opened earlier this week. There’s a lot in store for the virtual event this year, including live chats with a number of Cisco executives and access to presentations and breakout content specific to geographic region and technology segment.
Be sure to keep an eye on the Channels blog and also our @cisco_channels and @ciscoreporter Twitter handles – don’t forget hashtag #ciscops13 — for important updates over the next few weeks. And if you haven’t yet taken our Partner Summit polls, head on over to our official Facebook page and let us know a bit more about you.
Cisco Partner Summit is just a few short weeks away, and we’d like to officially welcome you to the start of an exciting and action-packed season of Partner Summit content here on the Channels blog and all over Cisco.