On May 7, Wipro Ltd. a consulting and outsourcing company, announced the release of VirtuaDesk, an IP-based offering from its Advanced Technologies practice. Wipro collaborated with HP for the first Advanced Technologies IP-based offering. Wipro desktop virtualization solution enables customers to secure, provision, and share applications and data, for a collaborative and mobile workforce. VirtuaDesk is available as an on-premise or off-site private cloud deployment. For on-premise deployments, organizations receive VirtuaDesk through a pre-configured appliance that comes with integrated hardware and software.
Furthermore VirtuaDesk leverages desktop virtualization technologies from Citrix, and Microsoft. VirtuaDesk uses HDX technology in Citrix XenDesktop. The solution relies on Microsoft Hyper-V for running the Windows desktop in guest virtual machines, and incorporates Microsoft’s comprehensive infrastructure management software.
Shaji Farooq, Senior Vice President, Advanced Technologies and Go-To-Market Transformation, Wipro said:
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, VirtuaDesk represents a flagship and differentiated offering from Wipro’s cloud-based Workplace Transformation Suite that we intend to expand over time.
Stephen DeWitt, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Marketing, HP said:
Cloud, mobility, social and big data are transforming organizations, requiring them to change the way they use technology in order to remain competitive, 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.