College Lowers Desktop Costs in Computer Labs by 30 Percent with Virtual Desktops

Cisco

Volunteer State Community College implemented Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) and Virtualization Experience Client (VXC) endpoints.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Customer Name: Volunteer State Community College
Industry: Higher Education
Location: Gallatin, Tennessee
Number of Employees: 8,500 Students; 600 Faculty and Staff

CHALLENGE
● Support growing student population while reducing operational costs

● Cost-effectively refresh computer labs to comply with state mandate for computer-based instruction

● Free up time for IT team to focus on online learning initiatives

SOLUTION
● Implemented Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) with Citrix XenDesktop, an end-to-end validated architecture that brings together desktop virtualization and collaboration

● Replaced laptops in computer lab with Cisco Virtualization Experience Client (VXC) endpoints, which provide access to virtual desktops over the Cisco network

RESULTS
● Lowered desktop costs by 30 percent and reduced energy consumption

● Reduced desktop management time, freeing IT team to focus on other initiatives

● Built foundation for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy

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