IT and ITeS always plan for future in adaptation of technology. Partially, as they do not go short of in-house ability and completely as them being technical hubs, many times act as driving forces for other companies. These novel developments are mostly associated with these IT/ITeS organizations and then after examination, they easily reach their customers.
There is an unavoidable interest in the IT/ITeS desktop virtualization vertical, the hype is still on the way of being translated into espousal cycle. Deepak Varma, the Regional Presales Head in South India EMC stated about the lower adoption rate of virtualization in India, “Proliferation of virtualization solutions in the Indian market is still at a nascent stage where virtualization is yet to percolate to all layers of IT.” he also said, “Companies are doing prototypes, even in-house ones to test the waters with respect to desktop virtualization. Real deployments (500-1000 computers) are still not happening. Pilots ranging from 1-100 systems, however, are catching up.”
The Vice President Sales at ACG Networks, Arvind Gautam is of the view that the reason behind slow adoption of desktop virtualization as it is lacking clear Rol created around it. He further said, “Off late however, IT/ITeS have started adopting at a good pace. A good reason for this is the drastic savings that an organization incurs because no obsolesce of desktop hardware needs to be taken care of. Once you have adopted desktop virtualization you don’t need to have a very robust hardware infrastructure. The pain point of hardware upgrades is taken away.”
Further Opined Seemant Chaudhry, a Desktop Transformation Evangelist at Citrix India said, “When desktop virtualization took off in India, IT/ITeS companies weren’t sure where to start from. However, now they are confident about taking desktop virtualization out of their training centres and right to their customers. IT/ITeS is amongst the first verticals to be passing on the benefits of desktop virtualization to their customers.”