Cisco today unveiled the next phase of its Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) with a series of offerings.
Utilizing its expertise in Unified Communications, Cisco announced endpoints that enable high-quality voice and video in virtual desktop environments – a development that it says could help redefine collaboration in the virtual workspace.
The announcement comes at a time when desktop virtualization is on the rise in the enterprise. The worldwide hosted virtual desktop (HVD) market is expected to reach 70 million units, or 15 percent of enterprise desktops and laptops by 2014.
Cisco is addressing this head-on with VXI, an open, validated virtual workspace solution that integrates products and technologies across Cisco’s network-based architectures – from Collaboration to Borderless Networks to the Data Center as well as from partners — to help deliver a flexible, highly secure infrastructure.
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