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Kingston University VDI for 25,000 students - staff - University without walls !!!


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http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ukhe/archive/2010/09/03/kingston-university-starts-virtualising-the-desktop-experience-for-25-000-students-and-staff.aspx

http://www.quest-software.co.uk/newsroom/news-releases-show.aspx?contentid=12140

To Kingston University επενδύει σε Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) με σύνθημα University without walls !!!

Είναι το μεγαλύτερο project σε VDI που έχουν αναλάβει να εκπονήσουν η Quest και η Microsoft !!!

Environment

- 23.000 students

- 2.000 full-time staff

- 7.000  PCs

- 2.000  Laptops

- 1500+ Distance Learning students

VDI Platforms

- Quest vWorkspace

- Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

Project Phase 1

- Deadline October

 

“Kingston University has been researching Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions for two-and-a-half years with the aim of providing our staff and students the best solution for flexible access to learning resources regardless of their location,” said Daniel Bolton, technical analyst (R&D), Kingston University.

“Our aim of achieving a ‘university without walls’ when it comes to flexible virtual access has been truly recognized with Quest vWorkspace.

We initially looked into Citrix and VMware solutions, but felt that Quest’s user environment management and personalization features were more advanced.

Quest vWorkspace provided more value with its integrated features, which meant we did not need additional third party tools.

In reviews with Quest and Microsoft, we saw how the solution could be customized and scaled to suit our environment, and, with our existing four-year relationship,

Quest became the obvious vendor choice.

We chose to deploy Quest vWorkspace on the Microsoft Hyper-V platform because it is flexible, robust and low maintenance.”

Phase one of implementation is due to complete in October.

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