IBM SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure

Flexible solutions for desktop virtualization

Desktop virtualization

In a recent IDC study, nearly half of the respondents said they completed or were completing desktop virtualization deployments1. Like server virtualization, desktop virtualization helps IT managers easily manage, secure and deploy technology and reduce costs. Today’s mobile users require more consistent, security-rich access to files and applications from a variety of user devices - tablets, laptops smartphones and more. Desktop virtualization can help you meet these demands with flexibility, choice and self-service for your employees.

Deploy flexible virtual desktops with greater choice and control

IBM SmartCloud® Desktop Infrastructure, the IBM solution for desktop virtualization, offers a choice of robust virtual desktop solutions based on a reference architecture approach designed in close cooperation with Citrix, Microsoft® and VMware. The solutions are powered by IBM PureFlex™ System, IBM Flex System™ or IBM System x® servers and are fully tested across applications, software, hardware and services to help streamline IT administration and simplify the transition to a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

IBM SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure can help you:


IBM offers a broad systems and storage portfolio combined with decades of experience solving real business problems. With x86, POWER and mainframe systems, disk, tape and network storage systems, IBM can offer the right combination of systems to meet the challenges of your business.


A Smarter Planet is generating an explosion of data. IBM Smarter Storage offers solutions such as IBM FlashSystem and IBM Storwize to help businesses of all sizes extract actionable insights from their data and ease cloud deployments.


The smarter data center with improved economics of IT can be achieved by connecting servers and storage with a high-speed and intelligent network fabric that is smarter, faster, greener, open and easy to manage. IBM takes an open, standards-based approach to implement the latest advances in today’s flat, converged data center network designs.


IBM's comprehensive Systems Software solutions help to centralize, streamline and automate your physical and virtual infrastructure, allowing you to optimize workloads and increase your ability to deliver IT services that align with business goals. Let us show you how IBM Systems Software helps you realize the value of IBM smarter computing, by allowing a more effective use of the advanced features in IBM hardware and operating systems.


The reality is that you need an IT infrastructure designed for data, tuned to the task and managed in the cloud. If your IT staff spends all of their time managing IT, they won’t be working with you to drive innovation. You need your infrastructure to help you in the marketplace, to help you innovate, to help you be more competitive, to help you succeed.

Systems-related services

IBM Systems-related services offers a full range of services to help design, develop, integrate, optimize, validate and deploy comprehensive solutions that support On Demand Business.