Benefits of virtualised application delivery
Whether you’re considering virtualised application delivery for the first time in your institution or looking to use it alongside your existing technologies, Software2 has a solution to meet your demands. By focusing our services in the education sector we have built up a wealth of specialist knowledge and expertise we can call upon to make your student experience the best it can possibly be.
One of the many problems facing our customers was not being able to deploy all of their Windows™ applications with a single solution. Our team of highly experienced and adept implementation consultants has come up with highly effective solutions that match their needs exactly. Here at Software2 we nurture your existing ICT infrastructure to ensure that the student experience is not merely unchanged, but improved – and all delivered in a way that is both cost-effective and efficient.
Below you can discover some of the many benefits our customers have gained from working with Software2.Click on each item to find out more.
Software2 distributes the world-renowned cloudpaging technology Application Jukebox™ from Numecent Inc. Unlike many legacy application virtualisation technologies, Application Jukebox™ is able to facilitate the delivery of all your Windows™ applications. Together with a thriving community of educational institutions, Software2 helps you to deliver even the most complex applications to your students – anywhere and on-demand.
The benefits of VDI are often limited by an inefficient application deployment solution. Just as with physical builds, it is still essential to maintain the integrity of your VDI images. Through the implementation of Application Jukebox™, the most advanced virtualised application delivery technology, you can separate the application from the operating system, making your images smaller and rebuilds less painful.
Software manufacturers constantly bring out new patches and updates to keep their software fresh and bug free. With Application Jukebox™ these patches can be pushed directly to the devices, and updates will happen instantly in the background. Updates can also be done at any time without interrupting user workflows.
Whereas competing technologies may only allow you to deliver applications to your own devices, Application Jukebox™ can comfortably deliver to students’ own laptops, whether on site, on the move or completely disconnected. Whilst many universities are looking at the benefits of utilising students’ own machines, this is often not possible due to the availability of the required applications. Many of Software2’s customers are currently delivering their applications under CHEST agreements to their students’ own machines, both on and off site.
With advanced application metering facilities as standard, coupled with Software2’s ready-built reporting engine, IT managers are able to accurately analyse and monitor their licence usage. This facility has enabled our customers to determine which applications are rarely used, never used or under-used and apply the vast financial savings to their squeezed annual budgets.
With hundreds of applications, thousands of devices and tens of thousands of demanding users, it’s no wonder machines get clogged up and labs have to be dedicated to specific faculties. When applications follow users around campus there is no need for IT departments to dedicate labs to course-specific applications.
With cloudpaging and virtualised application delivery technology the power of the end device is still harnessed, meaning applications are run locally without requiring a huge, server-based infrastructure. This alternative approach to delivering applications means that the end-user experience is not compromised. Software2’s customers can deliver even their most demanding applications (such as AutoCAD, ArcGIS and Nvivo) to any device on campus with only a handful of servers.
These are the points that make Software2 different from the rest. If you need any more information please contact Software2 regarding any application delivery queries.