Ma'arif Group, the largest owner and operator of private schools in
Replacing PCs with virtual desktop solutions in its computer laboratories.
The Ma'arif Group, which has more than 80 schools in Saudi, said it is replacing its aging PC fleet with more reliable, and easier to maintain virtual desktops.
Computer laboratories are integral to the education that Ma'arif provides and are heavily utilised for lessons and examinations. The previous PC infrastructure used in the laboratories was proving to be increasingly unreliable with old desktop computers unable to run video and multimedia applications and requiring regular maintenance and repair. Moreover, the management of PCs for schools which are spread across the
Ma'arif worked with Virtual Tech for Information Technology EST, an NComputing Authorised Gold Partner to identify a solution, and ran a pilot project to test NComputing solutions. The group selected NComputing's vSpace session virtualisation solution, including L300 thin clients. The group said it selected this technology as provided superior multimedia capabilities, ease of use and remote management for multiple locations.
The NComputing solution is now deployed in 25 schools and allows Ma'arif to run one standard version of an operating system, which is accessed by multiple users, from a central vSpace server in each lab. A standardised desktop, as well as a set of applications are delivered to students and teachers in each of the computer labs. This enables Ma'arif to control and support all computer labs centrally, improving speed and effectiveness of maintenance work and minimising any downtime.
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