Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. will be providing a
more cost-effective way to deliver desktop managed services for its
clients through a partnership with VMware .
As part of the agreement, ACS will now standardize the deployment of
VMware View, the industry-leading enterprise desktop virtualization
solution, at all of its customer datacenters around the world in order
to help customers avoid the capital costs, time and IT resources
required to build a virtual desktop solution from scratch.
Desktop virtualization is an emerging trend in the IT marketplace
and essentially allows you to run several “virtual” computers on a
single physical machine, sharing the resources of that single computer
across multiple environments.
“VMware View™ has helped us improve the efficiency of desktop
management so we can deliver a more cost-effective solution for our
customers,” said Wayne Scalf, vice president of ACS Global IT Service
Delivery. “Plus, we will be able to provide an even greater level of
service while expanding our reach to address our growing customer base
and a diverse set of new requirements.”
ACS currently supports hundreds of thousands of desktops for leading
global corporations and government organizations worldwide. By
utilizing VMware View to simplify and automate its desktop and
application management, ACS will be able to significantly reduce
desktop total cost of ownership (TCO) for its customers, as well as
improve data security, and enhance flexibility and productivity across
multiple end-user platforms and devices.
“This partnership with ACS is a significant step in furthering the
movement toward adoption of desktops as a managed service,” said
Jocelyn Goldfein, vice president and general manager, Desktop Business
Unit, VMware. “ACS with VMware View is at the forefront in providing
end users with the reliability, flexibility and customization required
in today’s highly competitive business environment through the delivery
of desktops as a managed service.”
ACS’s desktop management service focuses heavily on preventive
maintenance to provide workers with fast, reliable and robust desktops.
This solution includes leveraging VMware View to help ensure
application version control, administer OS patches and updates, and
comply with software-licensing agreements.
ACS Global IT Outsourcing Solutions (ITO) enable commercial
businesses and government organizations worldwide to focus on their
core competencies. ACS ITO solutions include application
infrastructure, business applications, technology infrastructure and IT
consulting services. ACS is ranked as the Best Performer for
Infrastructure Providers by Global Services 100.