Cisco has rapidly emerged as a key player in the desktop virtualization ecosystem through its Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI). VXI brings core desktop virtualization capabilities together with an integrated collection of networking, security, collaboration, and data center technologies to provide a high-performance experience that is optimized for video and collaboration.
Earlier today at Citrix Synergy, we were pleased to announce that Citrix Ready Leadership Partner (case study here) & Citrix Ready Solution of the Year 2010 , AppSense User Virtualization Platform has successfully completed Cisco-conducted interoperability testing with Cisco VXI and proved out a number of significant benefits that AppSense User Virtualization brings to the Cisco VXI solution. By combining Cisco VXI with user virtualization technology from AppSense, enterprise customers will see benefits across areas such as:
- Migration & Upgrades: Faster, more successful rollouts through the removal of deployment barriers to achieve a seamless, consistent user experience, and simplified management.
- Security: Granular location, role and context-specific policy and application access, including the ability to dynamically elevate or restrict user privileges.
- IT Infrastructure Optimization: High availability through offline caching, improved responsiveness and optimized performance of the Cisco VXI environment. Enhanced helpdesk and user management efficiencies are achieved while minimizing total cost of ownership.
- Mobility: Extend Cisco VXI use through location-based policy and application access. Enable consistent, seamless user experience regardless of device or connectivity. Extend data access to mobile devices based on policy considerations.
For a more in-depth look at how the AppSense User Virtualization Platform can be deployed optimally with Cisco VXI, download the newly published white paper, “Cisco VXI and AppSense User Virtualization“ from the Cisco VXI Design Zone, below is a quote from the paper:
We are extreme proud of the company we keep from a technology alliances standpoint, and our growing partnership with Cisco is yet another example of the growing strategic importance of user virtualization.