To create and manage desktop environments across its virtual and physical desktop infrastructures
RES Software, a provider of desktop offering, has been selected by Kingston University to create and manage desktop environments across its virtual and physical desktop infrastructures.
Under the agreement, the RES offerings will be responsible for controlling Kingston University user workspace settings for over 25,000 students and approximately 2,500 staff.
In addition, RES will enable the University’s ICT team to control and maintain the mix of desktop platforms and apps used to deliver IT resources to students and staff on and off campus from a single point, said the company.
RES will support roaming user profiles, ensuring users have fast and secure access to their personal desktop services or workspaces from any device and location.
Kingston University has also selected the RES Virtual Desktop Extender (VDX) reverse seamless technology to blend apps provisioned from its virtual and physical desktop infrastructure, so that the experience of accessing resources from different platforms appears seamless to the user.
The company said that the VDX will make it easier for the University to manage and deploy thousands of applications within its virtual environment.
Further, the Kingston University will use the offerings from RES to manage a hybrid desktop environment and will begin the migration of 7,000 physical XP endpoints to Windows 7 this summer.
RES Software UK regional director Chris Hammans said innovative organisations are harnessing virtualisation in the quest to provide more agile services to users, whatever platform they are working on or where they happen to be.
"To deliver the agility benefits of desktop virtualisation, it is vital to have control over service provisioning and ensure the user has fast access to their personal desktop environment regardless of where or how they log on," Hammans said.
"However many users you have or whichever technology choices you have made, the RES Software approach is based on providing user workspaces that will fit with those requirements."