Networking Essentials for VDI: Steps to Accelerating Your Desktop Virtualization

Presented by

Nick Lippis, Founder and CEO at Lippis Enterprises, Shannon McFarland, Principal Engineer, Cisco

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According to ABI Research, the worldwide market for hosted virtual desktops is forecast to grow from about $500 million in 2009 to a cumulative total of nearly $5 billion in 2016. While desktop virtualization is on the rise, few businesses have implemented broad scale adoption. Despite the robust solutions provided by virtual desktop software vendors like Citrix and VMware, the network remains the critical path for delivering an excellent and secure virtual desktop experience. If you are rethinking your network strategy to support virtual desktops, you won’t want to miss this session. Our networking experts will share a framework for preparing your network to support virtual desktops at scale with a high quality user experience, including: - Handling of rich media and display protocols - Strategies for prioritizing virtual desktop traffic - Scaling the WAN to support more sessions within the same pipe - Securing access from any device, anywhere - Simplifying management

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