Desktop Virtualisation introduced in Student LabsPosted: March 15, 2012
We have some exciting news! Workstations in the student labs are now using Desktop Virtualisation technology. This will provide a more responsive and flexible desktop service to staff and students at Griffith.
A virtual PC uses the computer lab physical workstation to connect to a windows session hosted on virtualised desktop infrastructure (VDI) located in central machine rooms.
The advantages of this technology is:
- Flexibility. Many types of device can be used to access a corporate environment
- Secure remote access to corporate desktop enivornment
- Potentially support a student ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) service
- Reduce the specifications and power consumption of the lab workstations
- Upgrade desktop applications and operating systems rapidly
- Longer refresh cycle for existing physical PCs.
- Reduced downtime in the event of physical endpoint failure.
Desktop virtualisation has been introduced into the non-24 hour CommonUse-General Access rooms at the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses from 15 March 2012. This solution will be rolled out to all CommonUse-General Access rooms on all campuses throughout semester 1,2012. For more information on the latest developments and news concerning this initiative, visit https://intranet.secure.griffith.edu.au/computing/student-computing/computer-types