Solutions for Education

  • Improve productivity by providing students and staff with access to desktops and applications from any location, anytime.
  • Enhance security by centralizing, monitoring and restricting access to data on and off campus.
  • Increase flexibility by allowing staff and students to work or study from their device of choice, including mobile.

Improve Your Education IT
Infrastructure with Parallels RAS

Accessibility

Enable teachers and students to access educational resources in any format from any device.

Security

Provide staff and students with secure access to their applications and desktops from any location.

Mobility

Equip students with the digital tools for learning and schoolwork by letting them use any device on the go.

Case Studies

Learn why educational institutions have chosen Parallels RAS for application delivery and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

Henley High School

Based in southern Australia, Henley High School was looking to modernize its IT offering and provide faculty and staff with the ability to access applications remotely. When the school switched to Parallels RAS, they noticed immediate benefits to staff capabilities and IT budgets. The school was able to provide secure, easy-to-use application publishing to staff devices without the need for complex setups—the transition was simple and seamless.

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Orchard Hill College

London-based Orchard Hill College encountered challenges when trying to implement remote access to their employees. The college explored Citrix-based virtualization options; however, it was too costly and complex to set up. By choosing Parallels RAS, the college saved staff time and costs by eliminating the need for expensive add-ons and outside technical consultation.

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Cambridge Judge Business School

Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS), a respected school in England, wanted to publish Windows desktops and applications remotely to the various devices of staff and students. By using Parallels RAS, CJBS significantly reduced the hours required by IT staff to set up and support students and teachers who needed to access learning material on their devices. They were highly impressed by the great mobile experience.

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ESLA

ESLA chose the award-winning virtualization solution Parallels RAS for two reasons. The first was because it was an inexpensive method for delivering education applications to students on tablets or small laptops. Secondly, it could deliver virtual desktops to teachers so they could work from home with ease. Parallels RAS provides ESLA with a powerful, comprehensive VDI solution at an affordable price. Students and staff enjoy more flexible virtual learning environments.

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Rawls College

Rawls College needed to publish applications, including Microsoft Office Suite, to a wide range of devices. The institution also required a virtualization solution that supported cloud provider Amazon Web Services™ (AWS), as well as Dropbox for Business. Rawls College primarily decided to switch to Parallels RAS from Citrix because of its easy implementation and cost. Additionally, the Parallels RAS solution was more stable and user-friendly than Citrix for students, staff and faculty at the institution.

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Centralize and Enhance Education IT

Parallels RAS centralizes the management of the IT infrastructure, making it
easier to secure and maintain.

Security features

Reduce the risk of data breaches by establishing secure protection with two-factor authentication, advanced filtering and customized policies. Staff and students can securely access Learning Management Systems (LMS) and other software from any device and location.

Simplify multi-campus environments

Streamline management of single or multi-campus IT infrastructures from one easy-to-use management console. Students can easily access the educational resources they need to continue their studies. By reducing the time and money necessary to deliver environments to one unified management console, institutions can lower their total cost of ownership (TCO).

Ensure continuous learning

Reduce the risk of downtime and interruptions while increasing resources with out-of-the-box load balancing technology. Virtual application and desktop delivery will be fast and user-friendly for staff and students—irrespective of where they’re connecting from.

Virtual desktop automation

Create virtual desktops on the fly with PowerShell API, VDI templates and streamlined testing. IT staff can create linked clones to complete updates, which makes managing a large user group faster.

Flexibility, Scalability and Improved User Experience

Improve the educational process for students and faculty with a flexible IT infrastructure.

Flexible virtual labs

Deliver test environments from any hypervisor or RDS, with the flexibility to return them to their original state after students have completed them. Moreover, students can receive on-demand access to virtual labs from their personal devices.

Scale infrastructure up or down

Education IT infrastructures can be scaled up or down with auto-provisioning and auto-scaling capabilities. Parallels RAS can dynamically create, remove, release and load balance Windows Servers based on predefined criteria. Easily manage load spikes without any manual action from IT staff.

Single sign-on and AI-based session pre-launch

Single sign-on (SSO) facilitates faster login times by streamlining the management of user identities from different organizations without sharing the local identity database. By leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), Parallels RAS makes applications ready-to-use when needed, increasing efficiency. Staff and students do not have to wait for their desktops to load up in the mornings but can start working straight away.

Universal Printing

Ready out of the box and easy to use, Parallels RAS Universal Printing increases printing performance and response time when staff and students use local printers with server-based desktops or virtual applications. Print directly to printers without having to install local printer drivers.