Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization

AMY PASSOW | August 19, 2019

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Even amid the proliferation of mobile technology in K–12 schools through BYOD programs and one-to-one computing, desktop computers remain a popular choice. But given the advancements of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and the growth of cloud computing, are traditional computer labs passé? Not yet. However, virtualization and cloud solutions offer potential cost savings and instructional flexibility that should have school leaders thinking more about whether traditional labs should stay or go.For now, about 48 percent of the teachers and students who responded to a 2018 report about classroom technology from Cambridge International reported using a desktop computer in schools. The rate of desktop computer use was highest in the U.S., at 75 percent.The trend is a bit different outside of school: 85 percent of students in the U.S. say they use notebook computers at home to complete homework.

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