Connectria's Hosted VDI Solution Brings State-of-the Art Technology to Leyden High School’s Classrooms

St. Louis, MO (September 13, 2013) - Recently, Leyden High School purchased 3,500 Google chromebooks for its students. These machines have limited computing power which may not be enough for the various applications. So what did the school do to bridge the gap between minimal computing power and high performance applications?

Use Connectria’s hosted VDI solution.

As long as the chromebooks are connected to the internet they can present the students with all necessary applications, while the computing and data processing happens on Connectria’s servers at its data center. This feature alone saved the school hundreds of dollars per student by avoiding the purchase of expensive laptops. The IT team is also going to enjoy a few more benefits:

  • Applications are administered centrally meaning that any patches or bug fixes can be installed once on the server as oppose to manual installations on each machine
  • If a chromebook is lost, access to all applications can be removed thus saving money on extra [unnecessary] licenses
  • With students’ ability to login to their desktop from any chromebook, the need to carry personal laptops from class to class has virtually been eliminated
  • The ease of management will ensure that the school stays at the forefront of any software or application updates, a key pain point for most educational institutions

This is how Connectria helped Leyden High School integrate technology in the classroom, giving the next generation of students state-of-the-art resources at their fingertips.

About Leyden High School
Leyden High School District 212 supports a community of lifelong learnings who prepare for global change, respect, diversity, accept personal responsibility, and pursue a sense of fulfillment. For more information please visit the Leyden High School District website.

About Connectria
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