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

The Power of Collaboration Extended to Virtualized Desktops

Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure ( VXI ) is the first solution to combine Cisco Collaboration, Cisco Borderless Networks and Cisco’s Data Center Architectures, creating an unsurpassed offering that eliminates the feature gaps of existing virtualization solutions.

Cisco Virtualization Experience Client endpoints are a critical element of this new solution.

Workers demand access to data, applications, and services anywhere, at any time, and across a
diversity of operating systems, device form factors, networking environments, and work preferences. At the same time, workers expect an uncompromised and unencumbered user experience, with rich media and collaboration services.

Cisco delivers on these requirements with Cisco Virtualization Experience Clients.

Picture 1: Sample of typical CISCO 2100 endpoint in white  integrated to high end IP Phone:

Picture 2: Sample of typical CISCO 2200 endpoint in white :

Picture 3: Sample of typical CISCO CIUS Video  endpoint  :

These endpoints provide workers with secure, real-time access to business applications and content — anytime, anywhere — without compromise of the rich collaborative user experience for which Cisco is known.

CITRIX tm on RDP/ICA as well as VMWARE tm PCoIP are supported on VXC clients.

You can read more on Cius in one of our previous post

More info at http://j.mp/hLAFl9

Cisco Cius

Today, Cisco has just annouced the Cius, an Enterprise-ready Collaboration tablet that will be available for shipment in Q1 2011.

With Cius, Cisco redefine the concept of mobility in the Enterprise, allowing for HD video communications, access to Web 2.0 tools, like Show and Share or Quad, as well as providing an embedded Virtual Desktop client.

The revolution will be when nurses and doctors, car salesmen, shop foremen, manufacturing supervisors and millions of knowledge workers make tablets their standard “around-the-office” platform. And this is tomorrow, with overtime replacement of current laptop and paper notebooks.

Cius is using Android OS and customers will benefit from the extensive application library for this OS.

Some of the tablet Highlights:

  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, 3G/4G data and Bluetooth 3.0 help employees stay connected on and off-campus
  • HD video (720p) with Cisco TelePresence solution interoperability for lifelike video communication with the simplicity of a phone call
  • Virtual desktop client enables highly secure access to cloud-based business applications
  • Android operating system, with access Android marketplace applications
  • Collaboration applications including Cisco QuadCisco Show and ShareWebEx, Presence, and IM
  • 7” diagonal, high-resolution color screen with contact-based touch targets delivers an elegant, intuitive experience
  • HD Soundstation supports Bluetooth and USB peripherals, 10/100/1000 wired connectivity and a handset option
  • Detachable and serviceable 8-hour battery for a full day of work
  • Highly secure remote connections with Cisco AnyConnect Security VPN Client
  • HD audio with wideband support (tablet, HD Soundstation)

Besides all the cool Video-enabled apps, one of the most appealing feature to me is the embedded VDI client. Now with a simple docking-station using HDMI and USB or Bluetooth to your display, keyboard and mouse, you will be able to run your full-blown corporate OS from down the datacenter usign the coolest thin-client ever.

Not forgetting the built-in HD camera to join any TelePresence meeting from the field.

Read more at :

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

http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/2010/corp_062910.html

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