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Webinar CRUI Dell: flexilab, computer classroom made flexible


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Nella cornice dei seminari CRUI, Dell presenta la piattaforma Flexilab, una soluzione innovativa per le computer classroom, che consente allo studente di accedere alle applicazioni di cui necessita da qualunque dispositivo e da qualunque luogo e alle università di dotarsi delle più recenti tecnologie, in una modalità gestita, flessibile ed economicamente vantaggiosa.

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Webinar CRUI Dell: flexilab, computer classroom made flexible

  1. 1. Dell flexiLabs computer classrooms made flexible! DELL speakers: Antonio Apollonio Matteo Mazzari Genaro Escudero
  2. 2. 2 Is the traditional approach still the right solution for your University?
  3. 3. 3 1. PC costs: computer-classrooms needs to be equipped with updated technology. 2. Management costs: managing hundreds of physical PC is cumbersome: HW breaks, SW updates & refresh, move&changes, security concerns,…. 3. Facilities costs: computer- classrooms are single-purposed and can very rarely be leveraged for others needs 4. Un-Flexibility : a physical environment is ether fully busy….or fully un-used. key pain points of traditional classrooms
  4. 4. 4 1. Initial investment: big-bang transformation are not always easy in complex organization; would need an incrementalapproach….. 2. Technology: virtualizationtechnology is mature; what about my skillset? 3. Management: will the virtual environment really be easy to manage? Key road- blockers to future-ready class-rooms
  5. 5. 5 Social Media Socialcommunicationis becominga naturalmeans of interaction for Students and Teachers. Broadband Communications Students have their own connections, flat rates and high-speedaccessfrom anywhere OnLine Cloud Storage Students have at their disposalmore powerfulservices than traditionally the Universitycan offer... Devices 86%* of students bringtheir own computeror personal device every dayto class. Areyoutakingadvantageof……… *Source:
  6. 6. 6 The Power to Do More The Dell Vision Provide students with access to their applications, from anywhere, anytime and any device. Let University access best in class technology, enabling easy scalability and simplifying management. Zero set-up costs, pay as you grow all-inclusive competitive price-model
  7. 7. 7 flexiLabs What :  Fully managed solution to deliver apps & desktop to student’s owned devices.  Seamless experience, as if student were using traditional class-rooms PC.  No need for infrastructure, Hw or Sw. Internet connection and University owned application are only prerequisites.  No initial investments; monthly fee per student includes management and maintenance How: 1. Initial Consulting Dell experts work with University to establish criteria, models, network capabilities, processes, flows and class-rooms virtualization road-map . 2. Integration Flexilabs is connected to University to allow directory accounts and permissions to synchronize. 3. Deployment flexiLabs is deployed, along with University applications and desktops 4. Management & Maintenance Ongoing management & maintenance is performed by Dell so that students can work from anywhere and anytime. Accurate service reporting is provided realtime.
  8. 8. 8 Only Dell does all of this! Dell flexiLabs: end to end enabled solutions Services Consulting, Management, Maintenance Networking Storage Servers Cloud Management Security Tablets Thin/Zero clients Personal computers Infrastructure Software End points >> several use cases already running >> 4 years of experience, thousands of students >> 300 applications tested and ready to go
  9. 9. 9 Less than 3 € x month x Student any time any where any device Dell-flexiLabs
  10. 10. 10 The Power to Do More
  11. 11. 11 The Power to Do More demo
  12. 12. 12 FlexiLabs, much more than VDI Infrastructure Monitoring VDI infrastructure Cloud Provider flexiLabs FlexiLabs is a complete service stack and avilable today. A Lot of Solutions offers virtual seats (also on Cloud) but administration, Integration and Management efforts are in charge to University IT department +300 Apps.Virt. OnCatalog Access from Any Device Orchestrationand Automation DeploymentControl Utilization Statistics and Reports 4 Year on Production Value Proposition
  13. 13. 13 flexiLabs Automation & Orchestration flexiLabs APP1 APP2 APP3 data info University repository with Student and Staff accounts are used for provisioning Flexilabs platform, delivery and integration software Apps delivered dynamically according to University rules.
  14. 14. 14 Analytics Approach • Dell executed extensive validation tests for the main application used in the education world for functional aspect as soon as licensing constraint. – Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop,Illustrator, PremierePro CS3) – AutoDesk – AutoCAD 2DLT – Wolfram – Mathematica 7 – MathWorks – MATLAB – SAS – IBM – SPSS Some common scenarios on licensing: • Free Software: no change • Individual application licenses: no change • Volume Licensing, Contracts, Terminal access: change required
  15. 15. 15 Application “Flexibility” level categorization 1 2 3 4 5 +CPU, RAM, GPU Applications Good Candidate to FlexiLab -CPU, RAM, GPU Test required Bad Candidate DELL proven Profiling methodology to evaluate application flexibility level.
  16. 16. 16 Starting Point– As Is, To Be assessment Current state of computers rooms • How PC are spread across rooms? (space, power, usage time, etc.) • What is the refresh cycle of HW? It can be reused? • Which are the applications and which are the criteria for associations with students? • Wich security constrain are there? • What is per application licensing model? Future scenarios and adoption roadmap • Application Flexibility Rancking • Bandwith, computeand bandwidth needs • Profile definition and use cases • Define integration models to reflect existing application associations criteria. • Definition of Application distribution models. • Flexilab adoption roadmap. • Business Case As Is To Be
  17. 17. 17 Is your University ready for the Future? Contatti: Account executive – higher education Dell Services, PrincipalConsultant Dell Services,flexiLab Product Group Dell Services,Country Manager flexiLabs