SANTA CLARA, Calif. – June 3, 2015 — Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) , a leading multinational IT consulting and System Integration company, has deployed NexentaStor to support the migration of more than 15,000 employees to VirtuaDesk, the company’s VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) solution. The company also plans to deploy NexentaStor for hundreds of thousands of customers.
Wipro designed VirtuaDesk, leveraging Wipro IP and industry standard reference architecture and software. Wipro integrated VirtuaDesk software with the NexentaStor Software-Defined Storage platform to provide scalable and cost-efficient user data storage. The company further added a layer of automation which reduces the administrative burden.
“We needed a scalable and cost-effective file storage solution for our VDI implementation. With Nexenta, we could achieve great performance while scaling the storage capacity without additional expenses.” said Seshu Kumar G V, Delivery Head for VirtuaDesk, Wipro.
Wipro supports its clients by creating successful and adaptive IT solutions. As part of this mission, Wipro wanted to help clients reduce their IT cost, complexity, and management burden by providing a Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solution.
Wipro has deployed NexentaStor in four of its data centers in India on x86 hardware. Currently, the Nexenta solution provides one petabyte of storage across four locations. Wipro will scale it up as it continues rolling out VirtuaDesk DaaS, taking advantage of the scalability of the base implementation.
Wipro's employees see no difference between their PCs and their new virtual desktops; instead, they experience greater flexibility and improved performance. This transformation of the work environment from a fixed-seat to a location-independent workspace enables better collaboration among Wipro’s engineers, helping them to form virtual teams with people in different locations.
“We are excited to be a part of Wipro’s continued success and witness the results they’re seeing with their VDI offerings and increasing revenue,” said Tarkan Maner, CEO and Chairman at Nexenta. “Wipro can now offer customers the same flexibility their employees experience in virtual work environments, powered by Nexenta.”
Wipro has already begun to see cost savings from deploying VirtuaDesk DaaS and Nexenta, and expects these savings to increase as it rolls out the solution to more employees. Most of the savings in hardware came from storage, which accounts for approximately 60 percent of the typical per-seat hardware cost of a VDI deployment. The company is also expecting increased revenues from offering this cost-effective, high-performing VirtuaDesk DaaS to its customers.
“We are excited to continue working with Nexenta on our internal Wipro company storage requirements and offer the same solution to Wipro’s customers,” concluded Seshu Kumar.
Please refer to the Wipro Case Study for more implementation details.
Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) with 6,000+ customers, 1,000+ partners, 30+ patents, and more than 1,000 petabytes of storage under management. Nexenta uniquely integrates software-only “Open Source” collaboration with commodity hardware-centric “Software-Defined Storage” innovation. Nexenta OpenSDS solutions are 100% software-based; and 100% hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic providing organizations with Total Freedom protecting them against punitive vendor lock-in. Nexenta provides organizations with the "true" benefits of Software-Defined Everything-centric Cloud Computing – from data centers to end users; from the infrastructure to apps. Nexenta OpenSDS enables everyday apps from rich media-driven Social Living to Mobility; from the Internet of Things to Big Data; from OpenStack and CloudStack to Do-It-Yourself Cloud deployments – for all types of Clouds – Private, Public, and Hybrid. Founded around an "Open Source” platform and industry-disrupting vision, Nexenta delivers its award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions with a global partner network, including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, HP, Quanta, SanDisk, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, Wipro, and many others.
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About Wipro Ltd.
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