Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Coming Soon

May. 10, 2018

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Coming Soon
Additional information will be provided prior to the start of the Fall 2018 semester

Information Technology will be launching the first phase of a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) initiative in select locations at the Webster Groves campus for the upcoming Fall 2018 semester.

What is VDI?

The ultimate goal of VDI is to provide access to needed software applications regardless of physical location. Software that is virtualized is accessed via a special client that connects to dedicated servers instead of being loaded on the physical machine itself. You are accessing a desktop/software application virtually and secure

The first phase of this initiative will target specific applications and lab/classroom/Library locations at the main campus with additional rollouts and pilots to come.

What You Need To Know

The way faculty and students access certain software in many labs and classrooms at the main campus for Fall 2018 will change. Certain applications will also be available in more locations.

Additional information, documentation and instructions will be provided prior to the start of the Fall 2018 semester.

Benefits of VDI:

  • Enhanced security
  • Cost savings
  • Better inventory management and deployment
  • Cross-platform ability to run Windows applications in Mac labs
  • Increased productivity, performance and efficiency – By virtualizing certain applications in the lab/classroom environment, individual computer performance and load times will improve.

Stay tuned for additional information and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the IT Service Desk at support@webster.edu.

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