VDI in Education
Academic institutions face many challenges when it comes to addressing a student centric model for end user computing. The way in which students interact with one another and consume information is rapidly evolving. This shift in the way that students learn has many institutions scrambling to determine where to invest their time and resources to ensure they can deliver the right technology to their students to ensure success; VDI is one way that academia is addressing this challenge.
Using desktop virtualization with VMware View, Kindergarten through 12th grade students and teachers gain access to enhanced learning resources and digital content on school networks or remotely via the Internet. Additionally, VMware View enables the growing trend of students bringing their own laptop or connected devices to school by providing a secure virtual desktop that is managed and controlled by the school’s IT department. As a result, VMware helps blend technology into school life, from lesson plans to homework, increasing time spent learning 21st century skills versus managing technology.
For school IT administrators, VMware View provides the ability to reduce cost and complexity by enabling them to manage virtual desktops centrally in the datacenter. Applications are installed, upgraded and patched once, then securely delivered over the network to any device, including PCs, Macs, laptops, tablets and thin clients. At the same time, the school’s IT team can eliminate the time previously required to manage and support individual desktop computers, and instead apply precious personnel and budget resources to other important projects.
Why Desktop Virtualization in Education
Improved Application Access
Supporting Faculty and Students in More Learning Environments
Classrooms and Training Labs,
- Rapidly provision new desktops
- Ensure consistent user experience across sessions
- Improve security with centralized control and management
- Reduce cost of managing the desktop environment
Remote Campuses/ Distance Learning
- Delivery desktops across a variety of locations
- Centralize management of desktop environment
- Reduce cost associated with supporting a diverse student populations
- Deploy and manage a desktop image on employee or student owned assets
- Centrally control desktops and data
- Separation between campus and personal desktop
Libraries and Kiosks
- Full support for kiosk mode
- Provision one pristine image for universal usage
- Predicable user experience
- Low management overhead for IT
Funded VDI Assessment
If your organization is thinking about implementing a virtual desktop solution the first step is to assess your current environment for VDI readiness. E-Safe Technologies is offering a funded VDI assessment in the month of November to any K-12 or higher education institution totally free of charge. Fill out the form below and an E-Safe solution representative will contact you to discuss the assessment details.