|Mahindra Satyam launches Workspace-as-a-Service solution
|Hyderabad – December 20, 2011 – Mahindra Satyam, a leading global consulting and IT services provider, today announced the launch of Workspace-as-a-Service (WaaS), which leverages technology from Citrix Systems, Microsoft and Liquidware Labs. Mahindra Satyam’s WaaS is a hosted managed new world workspace solution that offers a unique opportunity for customers to embark on the virtual desktop computing journey. It allows the flexibility of dedicated, pooled or shared virtual desktops or applications that can be accessed any time, from anywhere, using any device.
WaaS provides innovative user profiling and assessment methodology for analyzing the various roles within an organization and their suitability to adopt workspace virtualization. This methodology provides an end-to-end solution to a customer, starting with user segmentation, defining various workspace usage roles, identification of best-fit users, creation of high level design and definition of a business case. This methodology is based on industry proven framework, data from Liquidware Lab’s tools and Mahindra Satyam workspace transformation toolkit.
WaaS provides services such as on-demand application delivery, automated workflow-based provisioning, usage-based metering and charge back, along with the freedom to choose your own workspace from a service catalog. The entire service enables freedom from desktop management overhead while ensuring the boundaries of data security.
The WaaS solution is made possible by industry leading technologies such as Citrix XenDesktop®, Windows Server Hyper-V, application-level virtualization enabled by Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), and management provided by Microsoft System Center.
WaaS can be provided as a hosted on-premise solution within the customer datacenter or on a dedicated infrastructure at a Mahindra Satyam-hosted data center. Mahindra Satyam also offers a flexible financial model, including per desktop, usage-based pricing to alleviate the financial burden on the customer.
Mahindra Satyam has a core team of solution architects who are well experienced in taking the customer from Proof-of-Concept (POC) to production, followed by a managed-services journey. Mahindra Satyam has developed a delivery methodology to make the transition from traditional desktop environments easier by using pre-defined success criteria, tools, processes and engagement models. To further facilitate the process, Mahindra Satyam has developed the concept of ‘Demo-in-a-Box’ to enable customers to experience workspace virtualization. This will further reduce the time to install, configure and implement a demo environment as now it will come as a pre-configured hardware setup that can be plugged into a customer environment.
Sudhir Nair, Senior Vice President for Infrastructure Management Services , Mahindra Satyam, said, “We are excited to be working with Citrix, Microsoft and Liquidware Labs and evolve our WaaS solution. We will be using Citrix XenDesktop for an enriched user experience and flexible design options that best suit individual customer requirements. Mahindra Satyam’s WaaS solution also lays the foundation for an IT Platform Cloud using Microsoft virtualization, orchestration and automation capabilities that can be leveraged for future multi-model cloud solutions to be deployed by enterprises.”
David Jones, Vice President, Citrix Systems, said “Enterprise customers understand the positive impact that desktop virtualization can have on their business objectives, but they are challenged with how to get started on the successful transformation of their desktop estate. Mahindra Satyam WaaS is based on XenDestop, the proven and industry-leading desktop virtualization technology. Combined with an experienced delivery methodology including user assessment and user experience management tools, this solution meets enterprise needs for next-generation, cost-effective desktop virtualization.”
Mike Schutz, Senior Director, Windows Server and Virtualization, Microsoft, said, “By using Microsoft’s Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, System Center, and App-V, Mahindra Satyam is giving customers proven technology for deploying and managing virtualized desktops and applications. Mahindra Satyam’s Workspace as a Service is aimed at helping customers move forward quickly and effectively in their deployment of desktop virtualization.”
Dennis W. McGee, General Manager Technology at National Australia Bank, said, “Mahindra Satyam is a strategic technology partner of NAB and have been working with us since 2008 to deliver a virtualized remote access platform as a managed service. This highly available service is built on Citrix desktop virtualization technology and caters to over 15,000 users. Business critical roles from multiple geographies rely on this secure platform to run our business and provide the users with a flexible mobile workspace."
Sonja Pelichet, General Manager EMEA, ANZ at Liquidware Labs said, “This partnership will allow us to extend the influence of our leading assessment and user experience management software. With the number of organizations migrating to a Windows 7 environment continuing to rise, it is essential for customers to establish that their desktop estate is fit for purpose. Liquidware Labs’ software works perfectly as part of Mahindra Satyam’s comprehensive methodology, allowing customers to cost-effectively plan, migrate, and manage their next-generation desktop infrastructure. Liquidware Labs is excited to be part of Mahindra Satyam’s Workspace as a Service solution, which has unique user profiling methodology that enables customers to start the journey of desktop transformation.”
About Mahindra Satyam
Mahindra Satyam is a leading global business and information technology services company that leverages deep industry and functional expertise, leading technology practices, and an advanced, global delivery model to help clients transform their highest-value business processes and improve their business performance. The company's professionals excel in enterprise solutions, supply chain management, client relationship management, business intelligence, business process quality, engineering and product lifecycle management, and infrastructure services, among other key capabilities.
Mahindra Satyam is part of the $14.4 billion Mahindra Group, a global federation of companies and one of the top 10 business houses based in India. The group focuses on enabling people to rise. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology, vacation ownership, rural and semi-urban financial services, etc. Mahindra has a significant and growing presence amongst others, in the automotive industry, agribusiness, aerospace, automotive components, consulting services, defence, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel and two wheelers.
Mahindra Satyam development and delivery centers in the US, Canada, Brazil, the UK, Hungary, Egypt, UAE, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia serve numerous clients, including many Fortune 500 organizations.
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