A colleague at Cisco was meeting with a mid-sized bank just last week. Just as he started describing that all banks need to replace heavy client server branch infrastructures by leveraging virtualization, the bank stopped him with “we’ve already done this.”
The primary goal for desktop virtualization is a noble one: to reduce total cost of ownership while enhancing security and increasing business agility without compromising the quality of the user experience.
How hard can it be? That is of course the focus of our latest Data Center episode ‘Raising the Bar on Desktop Virtualization’
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With the collaboration launch this week, Cisco’s call control infrastructure is now the single platform for both voice and video, creating a simpler approach to integrated solutions and an increase in the overall business value derived from these technologies.
Taking a step back, Cisco is effectively doing the same with video as we did with voice several years ago, and continuing to pave the way for enterprise-wide business communications.
The Cisco Unified Communications Manager brings together video and voice endpoints from Cisco, including endpoints from the Tandberg acquisition.
Alongside this integration, Cisco is introducing two telepresence endpoints at a lower, more affordable price, with smaller footprints, higher quality WebEx video conferencing, and a new service creation platform for service providers that extends telepresence to their organizations and customers.
Video is huge, and we are seeing continued focus and advancement in this space.
Also among the collaboration launch, Cisco emphasizes IT transformation with desktop virtualization, which is a larger-scale investment for IT. Cisco’s new Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) solution, for the first time, enables the integration of desktop virtualization and the rich collaboration features of video. The solution includes two new desktop virtualization clients and support for Cisco’s Cius on a mobile VXI client.
Exciting times, my friends!
Cisco Virtual Experience Infrastructure, or VXI, is a end-to-end, open desktop virtualization system designed to more easily and quickly deliver the benefits of scalable, manageable virtual desktop models in an enterprise, without sacrificing rich media experiences that users require for effective collaboration.
Listen to Cisco’s VP of Marketing for Data Center and Virtualization, Ben Gibson, discuss the benefits of Cisco’s new announcements around VXI.