Coalition Member Quotes
“Desktop virtualization is reshaping the IT landscape for our customers and has a ripple effect across many technologies in the data center,” states Carlos M. Carreras, Vice President, Alliances and Business Development, DataCore Software. “DataCore’s software virtualization solutions address critical storage-related requirements for an efficient and cost-effective VDI deployment. We are pleased to join the VDI Coalition and look forward to collaborating with other leading companies that provide complementary benefits in this space.”
“With the rapid increase of virtualization in the data center as well as remote office desktops, customers are beginning to face scalability constraints due to bottlenecks in their existing WAN infrastructure,” said Marc Trimuschat, VP Global Alliances, Silver Peak Systems. “As the leader in data center class WAN optimization, we’re excited to be part of the VDI Coalition to help define solutions which help customers scale VDI environments and ensure a quality end-user experience.”
“We are seeing a real need in the market for solutions that reduce the risk and simplify VDI deployments, and Virsto One’s ability to significantly reduce the cost and complexity of VDI deployments while improving desktop performance is a key benefit to enterprises,” said Claude Robinson, senior director of Business Development, Virsto Software. “We are excited to be part of the VDI Coalition to help define and deliver best practices and solutions that leverage the respective strengths of Virsto and the coalition partners for the benefit of enterprise users.”
“VDI deployments have impacts across the data center and require customers to evaluate their entire IT infrastructure, not just their desktop environments,” said Richard Scannell, senior vice president at GlassHouse Technologies. “Impacts on storage, networks, change management processes and beyond mean customers need our help in sorting through the impacts and ensuring ongoing, optimized operations. With our best-of-breed partners in the VDI Coalition, we can ensure customers enjoy a quality experience.”
“VDI is a critical application platform for Campbell Union High School District, and it delivers significant benefits to our community, particularly as we drive new modes of education services,” said Charles Kanavel, director of Technology at Campbell Union High School District. “Since we deployed, we’ve cut our desktop and server refresh expenses significantly, which saves precious educational dollars in this tough budgetary climate. Our partnership with Xiotech has played a big role in that virtualization journey, as their ISE-based storage solutions are unmatched in their ability to cost effectively power our applications. In fact, the performance and accessibility of rich media and learning tools has directly resulted in higher grades for the students taking advantage of them.”
“What appeals to me with Pano is the simplicity of the solution. I basically provisioned my virtual desktops and was able to start using our new Panos literally within a couple of hours,” said Jeff Cunningham, director of Information Systems, AREC Department, University of Maryland.