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Galt School District Selects Virtual Bridges VERDE to Improve Security, Efficiency and Costs Associated with Desktop Management

Leading Education Organizations Continue to Turn to Virtual Bridges for Desktop Virtualization

Virtual Bridges, Inc. today announced California’s Galt Joint Union High School District has deployed VERDE to address the organization’s most complex desktop management challenges, including Windows 7 migration, software deployment, computer maintenance and overall cost.

Galt selected VERDE over competitive offerings due to ease of use, simplicity to administer desktop images and a dependable support staff. The district is rolling out VERDE to multiple campuses, across departments. Prior to VERDE, each time a new software program was acquired, IT staff would have to visit dozens of classrooms at each school to install the program. With VERDE, they can install the program from a central server, improving efficiency and reducing costs.

“Like many school districts, we face constant challenges tracking, maintaining, upgrading and repairing a large number of desktops scattered across multiple campuses, said Tsugufumi Furuyama, Director of Technology, Galt Joint Union High School District. “VERDE allows us to remove this burden by managing all desktops centrally, reducing the costs and complexity of software deployment, maintenance and migrations. In addition, we’ve been able to improve security across the district, while making it easier for staff to access their personalized desktops from any location.”

Galt also turned to Virtual Bridges to support the organizations Windows 7 migration. Instead of having to re-image all desktops and laptops, VERDE allows Galt to create, test and deploy a virtual desktop with Windows 7 in minutes. The organization is currently rolling out the solution to staff and in computer labs, but will look to deploy virtual desktops to students through BYOD programs in the near future.

Featuring online, offline and cloud branch VDI, VERDE is proven to reduce the costs and complexity of managing desktops, while minimizing security concerns and business risk. As the industry’s only purpose-built VDI solution, VERDE allows users to access both Windows and Linux desktops from any location or device — including tablets, netbooks, laptops and thin clients. Organizations like Galt can manage desktops centrally, reducing the costs and challenges associated with provisioning, updating and securing highly distributed PC environments.

“We continue to see strong demand from educational organizations, most of which are under increasing pressure to maximize the value of existing investments while supporting the content-rich, collaboration tools that are shaping the minds of students today,” said Jim Curtin, CEO of Virtual Bridges. “By reducing the time and resources required to install, manage and maintain PCs, VERDE allows school districts like Galt to improve efficiency, deliver labor and support savings, and provide greater flexibility to students and teachers.”

Among its many benefits, VERDE offers unified monitoring and management of desktops across onsite and offsite environments; high-definition multimedia support; automatic bi-directional sync for true mobility; and advanced cloud branch capabilities including disaster recovery and business continuity.

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Published Tuesday, August 07, 2012 11:33 AM by David Marshall
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