Moulton College deploys Teradici PCoIP Hardware
Accelerator with Zero Clients to deliver flawless video
performance and reduce the management burden
for its endpoints

Moulton College provides comprehensive full- and part-time courses to prepare students for a wide range of professions or further study. The College’s goal is to deliver a consistent learning experience for students across the main campus and all satellite campuses. In 2009, Moulton College took the first step of expanding the campus learning resource center and deploying virtual desktops. The goal was to create a learning environment that would enable students to easily roam between locations while retaining access to their applications and coursework.

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"With the PCoIP Hardware Accelerator…video and 3D graphics were much smoother, and users can watch near-full-screen video flawlessly."

Giles Batchelor
Network Development & Services Manager
Moulton College


Challenges

  • Improve video and 3D graphics performance
  • Deliver a reliable, consistent user experience
  • Simplify desktop management to save time and reduce costs
  • Ensure a consistent student and staff computing experience across all sites

Solution

  • 24 Teradici® PCoIP® Hardware Accelerators for HP DL380 Gen8 Rack Servers (Model: APEX 2800 LP)
  • VMware® Horizon (with View™)
  • Praim P9002 PCoIP® Zero Clients

Results

  • User experience: flawless, near-full-screen video performance at all times
  • Graphics capabilities: was able to activate 3D graphics in applications for the first time with VMware Horizon (with View)
  • Gained significant benefits: delivered cost-effective student computing, maximized server efficiency, and doubled hardware lifecycle while reducing power consumption by half
  • IT time savings: hours and days in deployment, configuration, and upgrades