Desktone, Inc. said today that its virtual desktop platform is now interoperable with the Cisco Integrated Services Router Generation 2(ISR G2) and UCS-E series server, delivering simple, cost-effective Windows desktops and applications as a cloud service to help SMBs, branch and remote offices meet demand for mobility aDend remote workforce support. As a registered developer in the Desktop Virtualization category of the Cisco Developer Network, Desktone has completed interoperability verification testing required by Cisco.
The Desktop Virtualization Cloud Connector comprises the Desktone Platform bundled with the Cisco Integrated Services Router Generation 2 (ISR G2) and UCS-E Series Server. Desktone’s multi-tenant virtual desktop platform was purpose-built for the cloud as an affordable, easy-to-use alternative to traditional VDI technology. By hosting the cloud-based platform on the UCS-E Series server, Cisco is able to offer centralized management and support for end user desktops and apps, reducing the cost and complexity of desktop virtualization. Service providers can offer a superior desktop experience with no WAN limitations and end users can access full-functioning desktops with local compute and all their applications from any device they choose.
Cisco UCS E-Series Server modules are next-generation, power-optimized, x86, Intel® Xeon® 64-bit blade servers designed to be deployed in Cisco ISR G2. These price-to-performance-optimized, single-socket blade servers balance simplicity, performance, reliability and power efficiency. They are well suited for applications and infrastructure services typically deployed in small offices and branch offices. Cisco ISR G2s and UCS E-Series servers lower the TCO by reducing server hardware shipping costs, power consumption, cooling, cabling, space and support costs. The built-in lights-out server management through CIMC provides remote server monitoring and configuration management for virtualized and bare metal deployments.
Cisco will offer demonstrations of virtual desktops and applications hosted on the UCS-E Series at Cisco Live 2013 in London this week.