With virtualization being the new buzzword in IT, India is expected to witness momentum in the field of desktop virtualization as more and more enterprises drive efforts at scaling down cost of per unit desktop.
IT services followed by telecom are expected to lead the virtualization wave considering their need for technology savings, Krishnan Thyagarajan Managing Director, India sub-continent, Quest Software, a NASDAQ-listed enterprise system management vendor, said.
“In India, we tend to hire more knowledge labour and work in shifts which means we need more desk tops. But cost per desk top unit is pretty expensive”, he told PTI.
The use of desk top virtualization would mean cutting cost of having so many physical desktops. “You could have 1000 physical desktops and 18000 people working through desktop virtualisation thereby cutting on cost of operation and saving on power, space and management”, he said.
Enterprises are now becoming aware of virtualization and the value proposition it brings. “They are now checking out - Where is the noise and where is the reality”, referring to promises made and actual delivery, said Thyagarajan, whose firm is in talks with 15 potential clients in this space.
Server virtualization is also taking place simultaneously but the uptake in server was not expected to be the same as desktop. Server virtualization was taking place in specific heavy server environment, as it entailed cost.