Considering a Desktop Virtualization Projectin Education
Spending less time on IT means spending more time educating. Without VDI you may be experiencing:
DIFFICULTY MAINTAINING LABS
Students expect state of the art language labs and intranet platforms. Don’t get locked out of the technology that’s critical to education.
HIGHER COSTS WITH ADMINISTERING REMOTE DESKTOPS
Are IT costs straining your budget? Eliminate onsite maintenance and reclaim resources.
Are your networks safe from malware and ransomware attacks? Can you consistently meet security requirements and keep each department running?
INABILITY TO SCALE
Can you administer desktops to additional university buildings without adding resources?
LOW PERFORMANCE AND LOW AVAILABILITY
Can students and faculty consistently access the network?
Why consider desktop virtualization for education?
Desktop virtualization in education allows IT to centrally manage all your organization’s endpoints so users can quickly access critical applications while lowering IT costs and complexity.
Desktop virtualization empowers better IT for education. IGEL’s endpoint management system gives you:
Centralized, remote management can save up to 70% in IT administration costs. A “plug and go” rollout only takes minutes, making remote management as easy for 1,000 devices as for 10.
FOR EDUCATIONAL LABS
Technologies that are critical to education are already built-in, from bi-directional audio support to video and graphics rendering. IGEL makes it easy to manage your school’s language labs, intranet platform and online test taking.
Securely access all types of student and research data, including a secure login for researchers who move from work station to work station.
Assist students with campus intranet navigation and software assistance questions remotely and securely from the IGEL management console.
IT sets user-dependent configurations in profiles so administrative staff, teachers and researchers can securely use the same device.
An efficient protocol communicates over the connection and eliminates IT bottleneck so professors, researchers and students spend 100% of their time in the pursuit of knowledge.
Don’t settle for a partial solution.
To get the most out of desktop virtualization in education, your endpoint management solution needs to address all components.
Remote Display Protocol
Virtualization should enhance your existing infrastructure. Full and open support of Citrix HDX, VMware Blast Extreme, Teradici PCoIP, Microsoft Remote FX, as well as other protocols optimizes your existing environment. Only IGEL supports multiple versions of the Citrix Receiver in a single box.
Ease of Use
Remote endpoint management needs to give users a familiar frontend workspace matched with powerful backend controls.
Education professionals require certain technologies to do their jobs. Fully embedded support for single sign-on solutions, smart card readers, digital recording, video playback, secure shadowing and more.
University mergers, new schools and an expanding mobile workforce are staples of today’s research and education environment. You need to respond to seemingly overnight growth. Remote management should be as easy for 10,000 devices as for 10.
Secure by Design
Read-only file system ensures that the file system has not been compromised and that the system will securely operate as intended. Every boot up is a secure boot up.
With desktop virtualization in education, a partial solution doesn’t work.
Most education organizations have a patchwork of devices, applications and operating systems. Unless you can find a way to standardize all your endpoints, they won’t communicate together or be able to be remotely managed. It’s only by integrating a single, comprehensive solution for your endpoint management that you’ll get the benefits from virtualization.
Getting more mileage out of your existing hardware and expand your impact without affecting your budget. The Universal Desktop Converter, UDC, lets you standardize all thin clients and x86 devices, regardless of manufacturer or operating system. Now you can easily manage all remote devices on a single, powerful framework.
Purpose-built for education, IGEL’s endpoint management system brings every endpoint under your control.
SIMPLE “CLICK & DRAG” CONFIGURATION
Create configuration profiles in seconds and instantly apply them as policy to one or many devices simultaneously in a single step, either automatically or on demand.
REGULAR FIRMWARE RELEASES
Timely access to new features and functions from IGEL, Citrix, VMware, Microsoft and others through a regular cadence of new firmware made available by IGEL.
BUDDY UPDATES & MORE
Peer-based updating, choice of update protocol, automatic detection of new firmware- automatically executed according to policies established by you.