What is VDI?
VDI is the practice of hosting a desktop operating system on a centralized computing environment through the use of virtual servers. By consolidating computing resources into a centralized location can have substantial advantages over current practices including cost savings, energy savings, improved performance for students, improved security, and increased flexibility in supporting software needs of Stockton courses.
What are the benefits of a VDI environment?
VDI will allow faculty, students, & staff to access regular and some specialized software available in the Stockton computers labs without having to be on campus or in the physical lab. Traditionally, students would have to be on campus, in a lab, to access specialized applications to complete their coursework. With VDI they can now access applications like SPSS, Matlab, Maple, Minitab, and more from anywhere with an internet connection. Faculty and staff will also enjoy remote access to specialized applications but with the added benefit of access to files stored in My Documents and Share drives. Along with document access faculty and staff will also be able to access any protected systems traditionally only accessible while on campus or over a VPN.
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