Today at VMworld 2011, CSC announced the expansion of its virtual desktop portfolio to include a new series based upon VMware View 5 running on the Vblock platform from VCE.
With this announcement CSC now offers more ways for users with differing work styles to access their applications and data from a wide range of networked devices with all the protections of data center practices and the freedom of cloud services. CSC continues to expand ways of serving enterprise users with the latest technologies to enable a well-designed SmartWorkPlace with a focus on increasing business agility, security and cost effectiveness.
The new VMware series can be deployed in three ways:
- CSC Dynamic Desktop is a managed service for large scale traditional datacenter implementations. It is best suited for organizations requiring full-scale deployment for a population of one thousand or more desktop users. This solution supports the CSC desktop strategy of unifying services with efficient service tools and processes supporting the entire desktop estate from end-to-end; both virtual and traditional.
- CSC CloudDesktop is offered in a “pay-as-you-go” model on the CSC public and private clouds. The public cloud is a unique solution for companies with workgroups with as few as 50 people.
- For organizations with specific compliance or security requirements CSC CloudDesktop is also available on the CSC BizCloud, the only on-premise private cloud billed as-a-service.
“We serve more than one million end users around the world and we know they are looking for advanced options closely aligned with their work styles,” said Nick Wilkinson, president, Market and Product Strategy, Managed Services Sector, CSC. “We are responding with new and innovative solutions to keep them productive, agile and more secure. Working with our technology alliance partners VMware, VCE, EMC, and Cisco, the VMware Series solutions complement our existing virtual desktop services, which include the CSC Dynamic Desktop for Citrix Series, to give our clients more deployment options to support a wide variety of end user needs.”
CSC virtual desktop services enable organizations to achieve compliance, business continuity, and disaster recovery because data is centrally secured and not distributed on vulnerable, mobile devices. These solutions enable clients to advance their green IT agenda by centralizing computing power, reducing on-site desktop support, and making it possible to use desktop devices (thin clients) that use less energy than a traditional PC. All services are available later this year.
“We are excited to work with CSC to deliver our customers the high-fidelity modern desktop experience offered by VMware View™ 5 in a ready-to-use service that supports both enterprise and cloud delivery vectors – CSC Dynamic Desktop,” said Vittorio Viarengo, vice president, End-User Computing, VMware. “Our partnership with CSC helps us continue to drive our data center virtualization expertise out to the end user to simplify IT manageability and control while giving end users the freedom they need to get their jobs done.”
“In studying the adoption of hosted virtual desktops in the enterprise we have seen that when the values of business agility, security and new freedoms for the workforce are understood, decisions to deploy move forward,” said Ian Song, senior research analyst, IDC. “Now we see CSC with their partners continuing to be first movers, and as the only tier one service provider with VMware View and Citrix options, the market leaders.”
For more information about CSC Virtual Desktop Services visit: www.csc.com/vds