Large Multidisciplinary University Regains Control of Desktop Applications
Seattle University puts educational needs first with unified computing and virtual desktop systems.
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We cut down on the amount of people deploying software in multiple areas for specific classroom needs and requests. The Cisco Unified Computing System provides centralized management across campus to modernize our learning environment.- Dan Duffy, Chief Technology Officer, Seattle University
Campus IT department must sync multiple computer labs while keeping hardware updated and running efficiently.
- Short desktop computer lifecycles, difficult management of the desktop application environment, and high operating expenses
- Inability to meet specific, real-time software application requests from professors, students, and college deans
- Disconnect between desktops, applications, and data within the data center
Virtualized servers, which decrease maintenance needs and increase efficiency and flexibility.
- Implement state-of-the-art Cisco Unified Computing System technology optimized for VMware and Virtual Desktop
- Enable server management from single screen using unified computing system
A better use of limited physical space and an improved computing experience for everyone on campus.
- Ability to deploy specific software applications and business requirements for any educational or administrative department on demand
- Faster response times to students, teachers, and faculty to help meet educational and administrative needs
- Conversion of lab machines to virtual desktops, decrease in operating expenses, and prolonged desktop lifecycle