VDI Case Study: Cisco IT best practices for desktop virtualization deployments

Presented by

Richard Whitmarsh, Senior IT Manager

About this talk

Like many businesses, Cisco IT is implementing desktop virtualization to support changing work styles while lowering IT costs and reducing risks. Virtual desktops are a critical element of Cisco IT’s next generation workspace strategy is to enable employees, partners and contractors with maximum flexibility to securely access any application, on any device, at any location, anytime. Join us, as Richard Whitmarsh, Senior IT Manager leading the VDI program at Cisco, reveals the business drivers, use cases, challenges, results and lessons learned associated with Cisco’s initial deployment of 2000 virtual desktops. He will also discuss some of the design and architecture obstacles and how Cisco IT overcame these to achieve a secure, scalable and cost effective implementation based on the Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) Smart Solution. If you are looking to for best practices for scaling your desktop virtualization deployment, this is a webcast you won't want to miss.

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