Quest Deploys Virtual Desktop Infra at Irevna

by Manu Sharma    Dec 17, 2009

Quest Software has deployed virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) at Chennai-based Irevna, the high-end financial research and analytics outsourcing division of CRISIL.

Talking to CXOtoday, Krishnan Thyagarajan, MD of Quest Software India, said, "Irevna has purchased 25 concurrent licenses in phase-1 that has been in operation for the last five-six months and will go in for the balance 400 licenses during the next quarter." 
 
In fact, Irevna is Quest’s first VDI deployment In India, said Thyagarajan. "We are talking to about 10 IT, ITeS, banks and financial institutions and healthcare companies in the country and some of them are already running pilots or proof of concepts in their organizations."

From desktop to server to storage, Quest provides heterogeneous virtualisation management solutions.
 
Desktop virtualisation is the concept of separating a personal computer desktop environment from the physical machine through a client-server computing model. The resulting virtualised desktop is stored on a remote central server, instead of on the local storage of a remote client; thus, when users work from their remote desktop client, all of the programs, applications, processes, and data used are kept and run centrally, allowing users to access their desktops on any capable device, such as a traditional personal computer, notebook computer, smartphone, or thin client.
 
VP Asia-Pacific & Japan, Richard Moseley, said, "Managing thousands of physical PCs can be complex, costly and cause a variety of security issues. Since desktop virtualisation is just beginning to take off in India and we, having a strong technology advantage, can take a head start over the others."
 
According to Moseley, VMware and Citrix are the only players giving Quest competition in the VDI space.
 
A recent study conducted by Frost & Sullivan indicates that virtualisation although now in its nascent stage in India will increase significantly in the future. In India, virtualisation is expected to influence the end-to-end infrastructure of an enterprise such as the server, storage, network, application and desktop.
 
The study estimates that the desktop virtualisation market including hardware, software, licensing and management tools will grow at a compound annual growth rate or CAGR of 33.31% from 2008 to 2015.