Before and after VXI

Recent studies have revealed that over 60% of enterprise companies plans to deploy desktop virtualization in some way over the next 3 to 4 years.  From a TCO point of view the advantages of desktop virtualization are simply amazing. As we move further into the so called “post-pc era”, having the ability to “port over” the virtual desktop environment to other devices or let’s say locations than the traditional office desk brings unseen flexibility and mobility.  Think of our Cius business tablet that offers you a full desktop environment in the office, while keeping access to the virtual desktop  over wi-fi or 3G/4G connectivity while on the go.

Desktop virtualization however just doesn’t prove to be that good a solution when it comes to integrating real-time audio and video. Using a soft phone or video client over a display protocol such as Citrix ICA or VMWare PCOIP simply doesn’t scale. “Hair-pinning” all the real-time traffic back and forth to the data center where the virtual desktop resides causes delay and jitter and puts a heavy burden on data center resources, not to mention possible bandwidth exhaustion…

Thanks to our Virtual Expirience Infrastructure or simply VXI, we are able to separate real-time traffic out of the VDI display protocol, routing voice and video traffic directly between end points, bypassing the data center.

Please take a moment to view a short video on our VXI solutions, showing you how separating voice and video traffic from the display protocol enhances the user experience. To start with, you will first see what you get without VXI. They say that seeing is believing. Well,  this video really speaks for itself.

 

 

To find out more about our VXI offering and VXC clients, please visit the link below, and see how we effectively bring the best of our borderless networking, virtualization and collaboration technologies together.

http://www.cisco.com/go/vxi

CISCO FIRST IN THE INDUSTRY – NEW VMmark 2.0 Cloud Benchmark

Cisco brings you the latest VMark 2.0 results.
This freshly new VMark benchmark is now based , not only on application workload performances , but for the first time VM performance is now evaluated on :

How well a server , network and storage support virtual machine movement within a given network , storage migration and VM provisioning.

This is ofcourse where a UCS platform in basically developped for .

It’s about bringing together network , compute and storage access in one system , managed and provisioned from one single pane.

Now this new stressful virtualization benchmark has the following properties :

Multi-host to model realistic datacenter deployments
Virtualization infrastructure workloads to more accurately capture overall platform performance
Heavier workloads than VMmark 1.x to reflect heavier customer usage patterns enabled by the increased capabilities of the virtualization and hardware layers
Multi-tier workloads driving both VM-to-VM and external network traffic
Workload burstiness to insure robust performance under variable high loads

For more information on the results, please go to :

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/ps10265/ps10280/LE_367602_PB_FirstVMmark2.pdf

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