Wipro Launches VirtuaDesk™, an IP- Based, Packaged Workplace

Bangalore, India and East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States, Tuesday, May 07,
2013 -- (Business Wire India) 
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading Global Information Technology, Consulting and
Outsourcing company, today launched VirtuaDesk™, the first packaged, IP-based
offering from its Advanced Technologies practice.  
VirtuaDesk is a complete desktop virtualization solution that enables customers
to easily secure, provision, and share applications and data, for a
collaborative and mobile workforce. Designed for fast and secure deployment,
VirtuaDesk minimizes the risk in desktop virtualization implementation. 
Efficient and easy to use, VirtuaDesk comes as a comprehensive packaged offering
delivered as an integrated software-hardware platform. A Wipro-developed
self-service portal helps users select and provision required applications and
desktops. Features include an App Store, Catalog, and menu-driven administration
to define authorization and access. Advanced back-end functionality includes
in-memory caching capabilities that enable businesses to provide high-performing
desktops and applications. 
VirtuaDesk is available as an on-premise or off-site private cloud deployment.
For on-premise deployments, organizations receive VirtuaDesk through a
cost-effective pre-configured appliance that comes with fully-integrated
hardware and software. All deployments include implementation and best-in-class
Wipro services that provide ongoing operations management and support. 
“We introduced the Advanced Technologies practice to position Wipro as the
partner of choice for our customers focused on leveraging social, mobility,
analytics, cloud, sensor technologies and high performance computing. VirtuaDesk
is a packaged offering that includes Wipro IP and best-in-class Wipro services,
combined with industry-leading partner technologies,” said Shaji Farooq,
Senior Vice President, Advanced Technologies and Go-To-Market Transformation,
Wipro. “VirtuaDesk represents a flagship and differentiated offering from
Wipro's cloud-based Workplace Transformation Suite that we intend to expand over
time.” 
Wipro has over the years built enduring partnerships with some of the largest
global IT players to offer technology-led solutions for our customers.
VirtuaDesk demonstrates our commitment to the sell-with business driven by our
global alliances. 
Wipro's collaboration with HP is a key foundation for the first Advanced
Technologies IP-based offering. The collaborative incubation of VirtuaDesk with
HP's proven cloud infrastructure technologies, and world-class global support,
ensures VirtuaDesk provides customers an optimal platform for workplace
transformation.  
VirtuaDesk further leverages market-leading desktop virtualization technologies
from Citrix, and Microsoft. VirtuaDesk uses HDX™ technology in Citrix
XenDesktop® that assures each user gets a rich, high definition experience over
any network, on any device, including personal computers, thin clients, tablets,
and smartphones. The solution relies on Microsoft Hyper-V for running the
Windows desktop in guest virtual machines, and incorporates Microsoft's
comprehensive infrastructure management software.  
“Cloud, mobility, social and big data are transforming organizations,
requiring them to change the way they use technology in order to remain
competitive,” said Stephen DeWitt, Senior Vice President, Enterprise
Marketing, HP. “VirtuaDesk is the result of the long term collaboration
between HP and Wipro that expands our joint offerings to provide customers with
greater mobility and increased productivity.” 
“Mobile workstyles are driving business technology adoption, including
solutions that power application and desktop cloud services,” commented Dave
Jones, Vice President, System Integrator Development, at Citrix. “VirtuaDesk
provides an on-ramp for IT organizations to quickly and efficiently meet
business demands for application and desktop virtualization.”  
“We are excited to partner with Wipro to introduce the Wipro Virtual desktop
offering. VirtuaDesk provides a holistic desktop virtualization solution that
keeps pace with disruptive IT trends such as ‘Consumerization of IT',” says
Denise Parker Schaad, Senior Director, Enterprise Partners, Microsoft.
“VirtuaDesk is a compelling example of how Microsoft technology platforms such
as System Center and Windows Server, integrated with our key partners offerings,
enable users to stay connected and productive anywhere, anytime.” 
About Wipro Ltd. 
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and
Outsourcing company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business
better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry
experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" – helping
clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally
for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to
delivering innovation and an organization wide commitment to sustainability,
Wipro has over 140,000 employees and clients across 54 countries. For more
information, please visit www.wipro.com. 
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Media contact details 
Subhashini Pattabhiraman, India,
Wipro Ltd,
subhashini.pattabhiraman@wipro.com 
Eric Belove, U.S.,
Wipro Ltd.,
+1 732 216 6242,
eric.belove@wipro.com 
Rahul Kadavakolu, U.K.,
Wipro Ltd.,
+44 7920205496,
rahul.kadavakolu@wipro.com 
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