Today, Wipro, in combination with Citrix and Microsoft, announced a private cloud DaaS solution based on Citrix XenDesktop and Microsoft infrastructure technologies, including Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, Microsoft VDI Premium Suite, and Microsoft System Center management suite. In addition, the offering leverages the Wipro consulting and managed services capabilities to deliver this leading desktop virtualization service.

This DaaS offering opens up a whole new channel of service for our customers, and simplifies desktop virtualization for enterprises. With this offering, customers will have options as to how they want to consume desktop virtualization – while some may choose to run this solution on-premise with Wipro providing the management services, others many choose to host their desktops in Wipro’s datacenter and let Wipro handle the entire environment, including the infrastructure. Regardless of which model customers choose, we believe that they will be able to realize the benefits of desktop virtualization as a hosted service with minimal upfront capital costs and no deployment delays – a truly simple solution.

For me, it is exciting to see major system integrator partners looking to Citrix to help them build unique offerings for their customers. In the case of Wipro, they have come to us because of the strength of the Citrix and Microsoft partnership, the power of XenDesktop and the ability to use Citrix’s FlexCast Delivery Technology to enable them to deliver the right type of desktop to all users within a company.