VDI in the Clouds

Define the current challenges faced by higher education and outline the solutions/benefits for the following topics. 

Enabling students with secure mobile workspaces that are personalized environments that students, faculty and staff can take with them as they roam across devices, locations and networks. Combine learning and productivity apps, desktops, files and cloud services into a single mobile teaching and learning workspace that can be tailored to a student’s major or faculty’s department. 

Leveraging VDI in the cloud so students no longer have to depend on an open lab seat to gain access to important apps required for class. Flexible learning spaces use application virtualization to deliver all apps—even heavy, 3D and graphically intensive apps—to lower cost thin clients or personal devices. 

Deliver testing through a virtual desktop to make better use of hardware resources. Instead of IT locking down or taking PC’s out of circulation to install testing software, students can change from one session to the next seamlessly. Separate rooms or devices no longer need to be individually dedicated to teaching, learning or testing.


Jason McOnie

Solution Specialist, End User Computing, Compugen Inc.