Desktop virtualization can save clients space, power, cooling, acquisition costs, and ongoing management costs. The desktop applications and workloads reside on the server in the datacenter, eliminating the need for personal desktops in the office space. Desktops in the office space take up space and emit heat. With all the desktops consolidated on server in the datacenter, managing desktops becomes much easier. Administrative personnel do not need to visit each individual workspace to manage applications and desktop hardware. All the applications and hardware are consolidated into one area, saving ongoing management costs. Finally, shared applications and underutilized desktops can be consolidated onto fewer servers, saving acquisition costs. IBM System x and BladeCenter deliver a portfolio of servers that are ideal for desktop virtualization. Clients can build their desktop solutions on servers designed for energy efficiency and virtualization. IBM can effectively support many desktops per server given the memory support of servers across the entire portfolio.
VMware View 5 simplifies IT manageability and control, while providing a high fidelity desktop virtualization experience. VMware View 5 delivers protocol enhancements that provide as much as 75% bandwidth improvement over LAN and WAN connections, advanced support of 3D graphics, scalable unified communications integration for voice and video media services with industry leaders, including Avaya and Mitel, and virtual desktop personalization with integrated personal management.
VMware View reduces overall costs of desktop computing by up to 45% by centralizing management, administration and resources and removing IT infrastructure from remote offices.
Since all data is maintained within the corporate firewall, VMware View minimizes risk and data loss. Built-in SSL encryption provides secure tunneling to virtual desktops from unmanaged devices.
Greater management and control
View Manager lets you manage all desktops centrally in the datacenter and provision desktops instantly to new users, departments or offices. Create instant clones from a central image, and create dynamic pools of desktops for quick provisioning and rapid updating.
More business agility and user flexibility
View Manager accommodates changing business needs, such as adding new desktop users or groups of users, while providing a consistent experience to every user from any network point.
Reliable business continuity and disaster recovery
VMware View is built on industry-leading VMware Virtual infrastructure and is able to automate desktop back up and recovery as a business process in the datacenter.
Reduce carbon footprint and energy costsProduct Highlights
When used in conjunction with thin client devices which typically use 1/10th the power of a traditional PC, VMware View helps reduce energy costs and reduce the carbon footprint by up to 80%.