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Virtual desktops, virtual workspaces, voice, video, … virtual reality

October 12, 2011 - 4 Comments

Today, there is lots of buzz around the big news from Cisco and our ecosystem partners with the launch of next generation VXI validated solutions.   If you missed our launch event, you can still get all the details online via our community.

Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) delivers desktop virtualization with secure access to data, voice, and video for fixed and mobile devices.    

Pretty cool but, why is virtualization important for government agencies? 

  1. cost control, more than ever government agencies are focused on strategies to improve operational efficiency and reduce costs
  2. flexibilty, allow government workers ability to work in different workplaces, from city hall to public works, with choices of different combinations of virtual desktops, voice, and video devices including latest smartphones, tablets, and Cisco Virtualization Experience Clients (VXC)
  3. security, better security and control of information in the data center rather than distributed endpoints and with the “bring your own device” (BYOD) to work phenomenon, security is more critical than ever
  4. uncompromised, helping government agencies achieve mission objectives without compromising cost or resilience mandates

See more details below.

Desktop virtualization provides advantages for government agencies seeking simple and cost-effective delivery of desktop and applications for government workers—including employees spread out across geographic regions:

Because of the ability to quickly manage and deploy applications from a central location, government IT departments can benefit from a centralized data center to centrally manage provisioning and secure access to applications. 

With budget and personnel constraints, governments face the challenge to modernize legacy applications.  With desktop virtualization, access to legacy applications can be provided securely and cost-effectively.   Try this tool to estimate costs.

It’s a journey to end-to-end virtualization, but there are incremental steps you can take today.  Some compelling use cases include:

  • Reduced Windows 7 Migration costs
  • Mobile workers
  • Teleworkers
  • Temporary workers
  • Bring your own device (BYOD)
  • Security and data protection
  • Improved backup and disaster recovery

Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) are blueprints that have been tested to work with our partners to help you assure successful implementation. 

Please let me know if you are planning to deploy desktop virtualization in your government agency.  What is your compelling use case?

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  1. Well in this newly launched Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) i think beyond controlling costs there’s one more point that makes spending money on VXI worthwhile is the restriction of using your own device at work. I think from the features VXI seems a very good and innovative product of CISCO.

  2. Hi,
    This is very interesting post.I like this. I will come back read again and get more information.

    • Hi Rajesh,

      Thanks for your comment. Let me know if you need additional info.