Recent News: Thames Water Uses Refresh Cycle to Pilot Virtual Desktops

November 23rd, 2011

Thames Water is piloting desktop virtualisation with 500 users following a smaller initial pilot.

The utility company needed to refresh its IT infrastructure and saw this as an opportunity to try out desktop virtualization.

After completing a pilot of 40 users, made up of a mix of business and IT workers, the company is moving to the next phase of the project by testing it out with 500 users. If successful, Thames Water plans to put 3,500 users on virtual desktops, using software from Desktone.

Aiden Heke, CIO at Thames Water, said the company compared the cost of upgrading in the traditional manner with moving to virtual desktops and found moving to virtual desktops is more cost-effective.

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