Cisco ramps up BYOD game with Jabber on virtual desktops

Cisco is extending support for its Jabber unified communications platform with the hopes of creating it a a lot of engaging choices to enterprise IT departments.

The simple a part of the announcement is that Jabber can currently be supported on virtual desktop environments (besides simply native desktops).

The networking large boasted that this suggests Jabber (comprised of instant electronic communication moreover as video and voice conferencing features) currently supports collaboration on “any device.”

This is being created attainable by new Cisco code, dubbed the Virtualization expertise Media Engine (VXME), that is meant to grade voice and video traffic across network-based quality of service technologies and integration with Cisco’s Medianet design.

In turn, this is often meant to higher manage period HD video and audio traffic across the network whereas liberating up information measure — so rushing up and rising the general user expertise on virtual desktops.

The San Jose-based corporation has additionally noncommissioned Citrix and VMware as desktop virtualization support partners.

Cisco is progressing to reach 2 vital and connected goals here: address the BYOD (bring your own device) issue whereas simplifying virtualization for IT departments.

Essentially, Cisco is framing that virtualized desktops would be easier to manage, promising that they’re going to be cheaper and secure.

Both of those aspects square measure real headaches for IT departments once it involves handling personal devices within the geographic point whereas attempting to reorganize infrastructures to handle them. Thus, everybody in technology is attempting to return out with a replacement resolution to satisfy the BYOD issue this year.

However, the VXME code, that is slated to be out there by the center of this year, will have some end point hardware needs.

For starters, it’ll solely be supported by specific holler Wyse skinny purchasers at first, followed by Windows-based skinny purchasers and PCs at a later date.

Cisco is additionally touting some new desktop accessories, like keyboards and HD webcams, created by Logitech and Jabra specifically for Cisco, Jabrarunning in either desktop or virtual environments.

Also slated to roll out throughout the primary half 2013, these devices square measure being targeted towards workers that employment from home or outsourced contractors, WHO will either purchase and setup the setting themselves or the corporate will do thus for them.