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Source: iTWire, Australia
By Stephen Withers
Huawei claims the world's largest virtual desktop installation, serving 45,000 engineers.
China-based communications vendor Huawei has revealed that more than 45,000 of its engineers around the world are using virtual desktops.
According to company officials, desktop virtualisation improves efficiency and workflow for the engineers (in part because they can access the systems from almost anywhere), and reduces capital investment by 30% and power consumption by 73%.
Furthermore, system administration costs are reduced as only one IT engineer is needed per 1000 virtual desktops, compared with one per 100 physical desktops.
A Huawei spokesperson said the virtualisation and cloud layer of the architecture was developed by Huawei, but cooperation with Citrix allowed the use of that company's ICA protocol to deliver Windows virtual desktops and applications to users.
In addition to its in-house use, Huawei provides desktop cloud services to 100,000 users in over 30 countries.