At a time when the work from home model is well on its way to become the norm rather than the exception, cloud computing firm Nutanix has significantly lowered the time taken to implement its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution in India.
Dubbed as ‘FasTrack for VDI’, the San Jose, California headquartered company will use its hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) to implement the VDI service in a few weeks, according to a statement. The process typically takes months.
“As India’s businesses continue to battle the impact of Covid-19, many still struggle to enable their workforces to operate and function remotely while still maintaining access to the same tools and applications they require to be productive and efficient. Hence, the increasing interest in VDI,” the company said.
Security concerns and lack of appropriate mobile technology devices keep several Indian enterprises from adopting remote work practices, Nutanix said, citing a report from research firm Gartner.
The VDI solution allows remote access to critical business applications, even via devices such as smartphones and tablets, ensuring cybersecurity. Clients can use existing hardware or cloud infrastructure from managed service provider partners, the statement said.
“As India’s enterprises increasingly depend on a work from anywhere model to keep operating, Nutanix will be there to provide the right solutions, and smooth their way to the cloud,” Balakrishnan Anantharaman, vice president and managing director for India and SAARC sales at Nutanix, said.
Separately, the company will furlough 1,465 employees in California -- nearly 25% of its total headcount -- due to uncertain business conditions arising from the coronavirus pandemic, multiple media outlets reported. The one-week furlough, as per the reports, will be in two legs: the first, from May 4 through July 26, followed by another round from August 3 through October 31.
Last week, Wipro tied up with Nutanix to run its digital database services to enable customers to automate and simplify database administration. Earlier this year, Nutanix opened its India head office in Bengaluru.