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Transforming Seattle Children’s Hospital with UCS and Desktop Virtualization

One of the key takeaways I heard consistently at the recent Citrix Synergy conference was the fact that you shouldn’t just do IT for IT’s sake: Your top consideration should be the end user experience. That’s one of the key lessons Seattle Children’s Hospital learned when it recently deployed Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) blade to support a 3000-plus deployment of virtual desktops and zero clients. This dep…


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Cisco Week in Review with Top Partner Headlines and News

…iencies. More than 150 customers have adopted it so far. Read all about it on our Channels blog. 2:10 Attending Citrix Synergy: Virtualization, Video, and Prizes At last week’s Citrix Synergy event in San Francisco, Cisco won the 2011 Citrix Ready Business Solution of the Year for the Cisco Desktop Virtualization Solution with Citrix ZenDesktop. What did the Channels blog team see and do at the event? Well, we talked to Rich Brompton of…


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MTM Technologies Showcases Their Virtual Desktop Solution at Citrix Synergy

Last week at Citrix Synergy in San Francisco, I got the chance to see FlexPod in action. Partner MTM Technologies hosted sessions nearby at the W Hotel, showcasing their Virtual Desktop Alliance solution, which is based on Cisco Validated Design for Citrix XenDesktop, Cisco UCS and NetApp storage. They even offered attendees the opportunity to win a Mini Cooper!  (Unfortunately, I wasn’t eligible to win, so I’m still stuck driving my old V…


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Secure desktop virtualization and more highlights from Citrix Synergy

…ion Experience Infrastructure (VXI) Cisco has developed a robust and secure desktop virtualization solution with Citrix and was chosen as a Citrix Ready Partner Solution of the Year Finalist.    We are now shipping our first VXC zero clients with Citrix ICA support and Cisco Cius for mobile workers that need desktop and collaboration services with them wherever they go.   A new Cisco Validated Designs (CVD) is available for Cisco VXI with Citrix


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Video and Virtualization: Just Another Day at Citrix Synergy

…nd VXI system with products that utilize high-definition video. Watch the full tour: What else did we see at Citrix Synergy? We learned more about VXI and how it encompasses the technologies of Cisco’s borderless networks, collaboration, and data center architectures. Tie that in with the technologies of Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware and you’ve got a solution that offers end-to-end security, management, and automation allowing the delivery…


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