Challenge
Chengdu University of Information Technology wanted to enhance learning programs through cloud and thin client computing and develop a commercially viable solution for institutions and organizations across China.
Solution
The university created a cloud environment complete with a virtual desktop infrastructure based on Dell PowerEdge servers, Dell EqualLogic storage, Dell Networking switches and Dell Wyse thin clients, and supported by Dell ProSupport.
Benefits
• Students gain better levels of education with a standardized environment
• Institutions cut IT costs by 15 percent and reduce energy use by 10,000 kW per classroom a year
• University saves US$5,000 on PC maintenance per classroom and reduces labor costs by 50 percent
• Software upgrades and downloads to student desktops occur in an instant rather than over several days
• Enhanced innovation highlights new possibilities for education across China