Cincinnati Bell adopting virtual desktops for employees, customers

Rather than upgrading hundreds of PCs running Windows 2000, Cincinnati Bell has turned to the use of virtual desktops for its employees.

InformationWeek reports that the company is in the process of converting one-quarter of their 3,300 white-collar employees' systems to VMware Infrastructure 3 and Sun Microsystems Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

Jeff Harvey, senior business consultant and project leader at Cincinnati Bell, says that the upgrade is being done because the company is approaching "the end of life support for Windows 2000", and virtual desktops are the most cost-effective option.

Using the knowledge and experience it has gained in-house, the company recently has started offering desktop virtual machines - managed by Cincinnati Bell - to its customers.

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