The University of Surrey to exploit the benefits of Application Virtualisation
Software2 ended 2010 with another satisfying customer win, with the University of Surrey becoming the latest institution to choose to adopt Application Jukebox.
Application Jukebox is fast becoming the software deployment method of choice among Universities as Surrey made the decision to roll out the technology across their entire campus.
The central IT team wanted to exploit the benefits of Application Streaming and Virtualisation technology by reducing their software support requirements.
Although a user of Application Virtualisation for some time the IT team were coming against a growing number of applications they were either unable, or taking too long, to package (or sequence). Many of these were applications commonly used across the HE sector, such as ChemCad and MATLAB.
Surrey started exploring competitive technologies, as they have hundreds of applications across an even greater number of machines. In many cases labs need to be dedicated to run specific applications, because application conflicts occur or applications have different system requirements (such as a version of java).
One of the main reasons the decision was made to go with Application Jukebox was due to the ability of being able to package more applications than other product.
After learning of the many benefits other Software2 customers have achieved through deploying Application Jukebox, Surrey are also expecting to be able reduce their licence expenditure and reduce deployment and support overheads.
With implementation scheduled for January 2011 Software2 are looking forward to working with the IT team at Surrey University to roll out the technology to staff and student machines.