Bangalore, India and East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA - May 7, 2013:
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, today launched VirtuaDesk™, the first packaged, IP-based offering from its Advanced Technologies practice.
VirtuaDesk is a complete desktop virtualization solution that enables customers to easily secure, provision, and share applications and data, for a collaborative and mobile workforce. Designed for fast and secure deployment, VirtuaDesk minimizes the risk in desktop virtualization implementation.
Efficient and easy to use, VirtuaDesk comes as a comprehensive packaged offering delivered as an integrated software-hardware platform. A Wipro-developed self-service portal helps users select and provision required applications and desktops. Features include an App Store, Catalog, and menu-driven administration to define authorization and access. Advanced back-end functionality includes in-memory caching capabilities that enable businesses to provide high-performing desktops and applications.
VirtuaDesk is available as an on-premise or off-site private cloud deployment. For on-premise deployments, organizations receive VirtuaDesk through a cost-effective pre-configured appliance that comes with fully-integrated hardware and software. All deployments include implementation and best-in-class Wipro services that provide ongoing operations management and support.
"We introduced the Advanced Technologies practice to position Wipro as the partner of choice for our customers focused on leveraging social, mobility, analytics, cloud, sensor technologies and high performance computing. VirtuaDesk is a packaged offering that includes Wipro IP and best-in-class Wipro services, combined with industry-leading partner technologies," said Shaji Farooq, Senior Vice President, Advanced Technologies and Go-To-Market Transformation, Wipro. "VirtuaDesk represents a flagship and differentiated offering from Wipro's cloud-based Workplace Transformation Suite that we intend to expand over time."
Wipro has over the years built enduring partnerships with some of the largest global IT players to offer technology-led solutions for our customers. VirtuaDesk demonstrates our commitment to the sell-with business driven by our global alliances.
Wipro's collaboration with HP is a key foundation for the first Advanced Technologies IP-based offering. The collaborative incubation of VirtuaDesk with HP's proven cloud infrastructure technologies, and world-class global support, ensures VirtuaDesk provides customers an optimal platform for workplace transformation.
VirtuaDesk further leverages market-leading desktop virtualization technologies from Citrix, and Microsoft. VirtuaDesk uses HDX™ technology in Citrix XenDesktop® that assures each user gets a rich, high definition experience over any network, on any device, including personal computers, thin clients, tablets, and smartphones. The solution relies on Microsoft Hyper-V for running the Windows desktop in guest virtual machines, and incorporates Microsoft's comprehensive infrastructure management software.
"Cloud, mobility, social and big data are transforming organizations, requiring them to change the way they use technology in order to remain competitive," said Stephen DeWitt, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Marketing, HP. "VirtuaDesk is the result of the long term collaboration between HP and Wipro that expands our joint offerings to provide customers with greater mobility and increased productivity."
"Mobile work styles are driving business technology adoption, including solutions that power application and desktop cloud services," commented Dave Jones, Vice President, System Integrator Development, at Citrix. "VirtuaDesk provides an on-ramp for IT organizations to quickly and efficiently meet business demands for application and desktop virtualization."
"We are excited to partner with Wipro to introduce the Wipro Virtual desktop offering. VirtuaDesk provides a holistic desktop virtualization solution that keeps pace with disruptive IT trends such as ‘Consumerization of IT'," says Denise Parker Schaad, Senior Director, Enterprise Partners, Microsoft. "VirtuaDesk is a compelling example of how Microsoft technology platforms such as System Center and Windows Server, integrated with our key partners offerings, enable users to stay connected and productive anywhere, anytime."
About Wipro Ltd.
Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" – helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has over 140,000 employees and clients across 54 countries. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com.
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