UTS deploys virtual apps for 10,000 IT and engineering students

UTS | April 02, 2019

UTS deploys virtual apps for 10,000 IT and engineering students
Engineering and IT students at the University of Technology Sydney can now access resource intensive software necessary for their coursework from a cloud-hosted virtual environment. The university has made the applications available through VMware Horizon Cloud on Azure, giving 10,0000 students access to tools and compute power they wouldn't ordinarily have from home. Deputy CIO Peter Gale said the processing power needed for research and coursework in the engineering faculty can be a stretch, even for the most powerful workstations.

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The success or failure of a client virtualization infrastructure project often hinges on two factors: user adoption and return on investment (ROI). If users are plagued by constant delays, outages, or interruptions, they are likely to reject the solution and leave the organization stuck with a costly investment and little to show for it. On the other hand, if the cost to deliver an adequate user experience is far beyond the expected returns, the project is likely to be considered a failure because of a lack of ROI. The challenge for organizations planning a client virtualization deployment is to deliver the right user experience at a cost that is justifiable based on the expected benefits, without compromising on either imperative. The intent of this paper is to provide guidance on planning client virtualization deployments in order to achieve both objectives—best-in-class user experience and positive ROI—with an emphasis on the advantages of HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure for these deployments.

Spotlight

The success or failure of a client virtualization infrastructure project often hinges on two factors: user adoption and return on investment (ROI). If users are plagued by constant delays, outages, or interruptions, they are likely to reject the solution and leave the organization stuck with a costly investment and little to show for it. On the other hand, if the cost to deliver an adequate user experience is far beyond the expected returns, the project is likely to be considered a failure because of a lack of ROI. The challenge for organizations planning a client virtualization deployment is to deliver the right user experience at a cost that is justifiable based on the expected benefits, without compromising on either imperative. The intent of this paper is to provide guidance on planning client virtualization deployments in order to achieve both objectives—best-in-class user experience and positive ROI—with an emphasis on the advantages of HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure for these deployments.

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