UDS Enterprise, the multiplatform connection broker to manage and deploy virtual and physical desktops, applications and other Windows & Linux services is the best On Premise VDI tech and pricing proposal. This has been decided by a committee comprised of IT experts and CIOs from more than 20 Spanish universities.
The experts highlighted VirtualCable & UDS Enterprise team’s expertise in educational environments, since this solution is already deployed in the main Spanish universities and it “allows the use of existing servers, seizing the service and implementing desktop virtualization with very few initial costs”.
“It is a product developed for and from universities” said the experts, who also explained that it "supports the main hypervisors and authenticators; new functionalities can be added very easily". The committee has also emphasized the high quality of UDS Enterprise service and support”, issues are fixed promptly and effectively.
UDS Enterprise team effort and responsiveness to add new developments are some of the multiple factors which have helped UDS Enterprise to lead the first place, ahead of solutions by VMware, Red Hat, Citrix, or Microsoft. An example is UDS Enterprise & Moodle integration, developed by the University of Malaga in collaboration with UDS Enterprise staff.
These conclusions emerge from the report published by the Desktop Virtualization Project led by CRUE’s ICT group (CRUE-TIC) and RedIRIS, which main goal is to identify the best desktop virtualization solutions for universities and scientific entities.
Pioneering project to promote workspace virtualization
CRUE and RedIRIS consider desktop virtualization as a disruptive technology that generates both value and saving opportunities beyond computing environments and which positively impacts in four aspects of IT management: computing resources, licenses maganement, physical space reuse and mobility.
That’s why they decided to create a working group capable of supporting the community to select, implement and operate VDI solutions.
First, they selected 15 VDI vendors, who introduced their solutions at the Desktop Virtualization Conference held in February 2015. Then, they studied the required documentation in depth and pricing proposals were requested to the vendors.
After analyzing all the documents, the definitive report has been published, where UDS Enterprise is highly recommended due to its flexibility and easy deployment in all environments.