The Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University - part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system - is providing faculty, staff, and students with the highest quality academic and research computing support using Unidesk in their end user computing environment. The IT staff at the Watson School sat down with us at VMworld 2016 to explain how they have been able to package any Windows application that their end users require in 80% less time since deploying Unidesk.
Donald Kunkel, Director of IT, and Philip Valenta, Systems Administrator, shared how they have been able to essentially eliminate image management while accelerating application delivery with Unidesk's award-winning application layering innovations. Before Unidesk, the Watson School IT team was tasked with patching Windows once for every image in their environment. Now with Unidesk, they only have to apply Windows updates once. Before Unidesk, it took several weeks to respond to user requests for new apps or app updates. Now with Unidesk, it takes only a few hours.
Explains Don, "Being an engineering school, we have applications that require to access to high-performance graphics, and very large applications – sometimes 15 GB or more. We haven’t run into an application we cannot virtualize with Unidesk. MATLAB, AutoCAD, Mathematica, Solid Edge, SOLIDWORKS, PTC Creo – they all work."
To learn more about how this IT team has transformed end user computing at their school with Unidesk and VMware Horizon, read the full Binghamton University case study.
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