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UNISEL Boasts Next-Gen VDI At Key Campus Locations

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1 March 2017 – Universiti Selangor (UNISEL) has recently successfully deployed Virtual Desktop Infrastructure at two of its key campus locations located in Shah Alam and Bestari Jaya. An initiative by Centre for Information Communication and Technology (CICT) at UNISEL, the infrastructure is powered by VMware technology running on advanced computing solutions from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).

UNISEL Chancellery Building | Photo Credit : Life in UNISEL


VMware Horizon Advanced 7

UNISEL found this solution in VMware, which provide its Virtual Desktop Solution; VMware Horizon Advanced 7. The selection enables UNISEL to transform static desktops into secure, digital workspaces that can be delivered on-demand. Thanks to VMware Horizon Advanced 7, UNISEL can project virtual or remote desktops and applications through a single Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and app virtualization platform. The system can support up to 200 concurrent users utilizing Windows 7 Professional 32/64bit and is supported by bandwidth speeds of up to 100Mbps.

“UNISEL’s use of technology will enable more university staff and students to benefit from the ability to work and study anytime, anywhere on any device in a secure manner. We are confident that this use of technology will empower our nation and its workforce towards a digital economy and provide the competitive edge we need,” said Alex Loh, Country Manager, Malaysia, VMware.

Forming the base of UNISEL’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure network, the high-performance and scalable HPE DL580 Gen 9 servers are equipped with multiple powerful Intel Xeon processors, 448 GB RAM and a combination of 1Gbps, 8Gbps and 10Gbps network interface adapters. The servers offer flexible and fast access to data, improved reliability and data protection, and built-in redundancy to prevent data loss and downtime.

“Organizations including tertiary institutes like UNISEL are turning to technology to overcome new challenges in the age of digital disruption. Through our strategic alliance with VMware, we are proud to deliver reliable and scalable solutions that enable our customers to take advantage of the power of Hybrid IT, drive greater agility and efficiency, and create value for their organizations,” said Anita Lim, General Manager, Enterprise Group, Malaysia, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

“Initially, what we sought was something that would enable us to consolidate control, delivery and protection of end user computing resources. Ideally, these would be flexible and policy driven to adapt to changing end user computing environments. We also wanted to leverage on virtual networking to simply and dynamically protect data centre infrastructure and workloads,” said En. Mohd Fariz Jaafar.


Benefits of virtualization for UNISEL

Laying the foundation of the Virtual Infrastructure servers, network and storage components, UNISEL VDI systems are ready to use, with minimal planned downtime, complete with the associated High Availability (HA) architecture. Hands-on training and comprehensive technical documentation were also fully supplied to UNISEL.

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“Aside from that, we are also impressed with VMware Horizon 7 being able to consistently provide a great end user experience. More importantly, it can do so across devices, locations, media and connections,” he added.

The end result for UNISEL is a modern delivery architecture that delivers desktops in seconds, reduces storage and operational costs with truly stateless desktops and ensure painless application packaging and installation.

The implementation for the UNISEL VDI project is to the satisfaction of all involved in the project and opening the door to more digital project in the future.

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NVIDIA GRID Boosts Blast Extreme in VMware Horizon

What IT department wouldn’t want to be able to do more with their current infrastructure? With NVIDIA GRID, they can.

NVIDIA GRID acceleration of Blast Extreme — a new protocol for optimizing the mobile cloud — is now supported in VMware Horizon 7. What’s that mean for IT managers? Reduced latency. Improved performance. And up to 18 percent more users.

NVIDIA and VMware have been working together for years to improve the virtualized computing user experience and enable a whole new class of virtual use cases. We were the first to enable hardware-accelerated graphics rendering in VMware Horizon View. Then we enabled the first virtualized graphics acceleration in Horizon with GRID vGPU.

Now, using the new Blast Extreme protocol, NVIDIA GRID offloads encoding from the CPU to the GPU. This frees up resources and lowers the demand on network infrastructure, which lets organizations reach more remote users. In tests of key applications like ESRI ArcGIS Pro, scalability increased by up to 18 percent. That’s without investing in new hardware.


Bigger Graphical Workloads, Better Performance

Using VMware Horizon 7 with NVIDIA Blast Extreme Acceleration, organizations can now increase the number of graphical workloads per server while delivering a superior user experience to the most remote networks.

[adrotate banner=”4″]Testing has shown latency improvements of up to 50 milliseconds, and reduced bandwidth requirements ranging from 19 to 89 percent. This increases network tolerance for graphical workloads and allows more use cases to take advantage of accelerated virtual desktops and applications.

“NVIDIA GRID with VMware Horizon extends the performance of existing infrastructure so customers can meet the needs of their modern, remote workforces,” said Pat Lee, senior director of product management for End-User Computing, at VMware. “This offering puts the world’s most powerful applications and the best user experience on every device, at scale, anywhere in the world.”

We have a long track record of working with VMware to expand the use of graphics-accelerated virtualized desktops and applications. Companies worldwide have adopted our combined solution to unlock workforce productivity and deliver incredible mobility, flexibility and user experience, all from the cloud.


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