Established Education Institution Leaps into Desktop Virtualization (VDI) with Microsoft Hyper-V and Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect
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Established Education Institution Leaps into Desktop Virtualization (VDI) with Microsoft Hyper-V and Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect

San Francisco Theological Seminary maximizes IT savings and efficiencies, while increasing user flexibility with remote access

Closter, NJ, (March 2, 2009) - Ericom Software, a global leader in Virtualization and Application Access solutions, today announced that the San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) has implemented Ericom’s PowerTerm WebConnect as part of its campus-wide desktop virtualization initiative. 

With today’s economic climate, SFTS sought a virtualization solution that would reduce their total cost of ownership (TCO) and optimize their IT infrastructure. As part of this initiative, the Seminary started hosting Microsoft Hyper-V virtualized desktops on centralized VDI servers. To take full advantage of this virtualized environment, the Seminary needed an access solution that would centrally manage and deploy its virtual desktops to faculty and staff across the campus.

After evaluating various offerings, Larry Pickard, Director of IT & Communications for the Seminary and Dan Hurlbutt, Lead IT Consultant for the organization’s desktop virtualization initiative, selected Ericom’s PowerTerm WebConnect. According to Hurlbutt, “PowerTerm WebConnect stood out with its ease of implementation, simple setup and quick configuration and provisioning, considerably cutting down the time needed to deploy virtual desktops.” Hurlbutt added that “Ericom’s PowerTerm WebConnect streamlined the whole desktop virtualization process, making a potentially unmanageable situation – manageable. When you can manage 20 Virtual Desktops on centralized servers, that is 20 fewer offices you need to visit.”

Ilan Paretsky, Ericom’s VP of Marketing, commented, “It has become increasingly more important for organizations to align IT environments with the realities of today’s economy. With PowerTerm WebConnect, organizations can quickly leverage and realize the cost-savings and value of desktop virtualization. Ericom’s solution addresses corporate desktop management challenges – enabling speedy and cost-effective desktop deployments, while enhancing mobility, enterprise security and the user experience.” 

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