Monday, November 15, 2010

Cisco and VMware Aim for the Virtual Desktop Solution

Cisco and VMware announced a desktop virtualization solution based on Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and VMware View 4.5. The solution aims to simplify the physical and virtual infrastructure and management associated with desktop deployments, including QoS policies for each desktop or group of desktops, while ensuring consistent security profiles. This streamlined operational model can enable deployment of virtual desktops to users in minutes, according to the companies, at a lower cost per seat.

  • In November 2009, Cisco, EMC and VMware announced a Virtual Computing Environment coalition aimed at pervasive data center virtualization and a transition path to private cloud infrastructures. The first deliverables from the coalition are a set of "Vblock Infrastructure Packages." These are engineered, integrated and validated IT infrastructure packages for virtual machines, such as Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS), Nexus 1000v and Multilayer Directional Switches (MDS), EMC's Symmetrix V-Max storage (secured by RSA), and the VMware vSphere platform.