College Lowers Desktop Costs in Computer Labs by 30 Percent with Virtual Desktops


Volunteer State Community College implemented Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) and Virtualization Experience Client (VXC) endpoints.

Customer Name: Volunteer State Community College
Industry: Higher Education
Location: Gallatin, Tennessee
Number of Employees: 8,500 Students; 600 Faculty and Staff

● Support growing student population while reducing operational costs

● Cost-effectively refresh computer labs to comply with state mandate for computer-based instruction

● Free up time for IT team to focus on online learning initiatives

● Implemented Cisco Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) with Citrix XenDesktop, an end-to-end validated architecture that brings together desktop virtualization and collaboration

● Replaced laptops in computer lab with Cisco Virtualization Experience Client (VXC) endpoints, which provide access to virtual desktops over the Cisco network

● Lowered desktop costs by 30 percent and reduced energy consumption

● Reduced desktop management time, freeing IT team to focus on other initiatives

● Built foundation for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy

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