Benefits, Limitations and Costs of IT Infrastructure Virtualization in the Academic Environment. Case Study using VDI Technology

Artur Rot , Paweł Chrobak


The article describes the economic, organisational and technological reasons for implementing VDI solutions (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) in the learning centers of academic institutions. It presents also major disadvantages, limitations and challenges of this technology. The comparison of total costs of previous solution (PC) and VDI technology has been also discussed. In addition to the benefits, limitations and costs analysis, a case study of the implementation of a model solution at the Wroclaw University of Economics was presented, which includes almost 400 zero client terminals and over 500 virtualised systems available to students in 12 laboratories. The authors were the originators of the concept of VDI implementation at this University and leaders of the project team. The article also presents selected experiences from project implementation and comments, the discussion of which may be crucial for the successful implementation of presented solutions
Author Artur Rot (MISaF / IBI / DISD)
Artur Rot,,
- Department of Information Systems Design
, Paweł Chrobak (MISaF / IBI / DIT)
Paweł Chrobak,,
- Department of Information Technologies
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Maciaszek Leszek, Sinderen Marten van (eds.): ICSOFT 2018. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Software Technologies, 2018, SCITEPRESS, ISBN 9789897583209, 900 p.
Keywords in EnglishVirtualisation, VDI Infrastructure, Desktop as a Service, VMware Horizon View, Student Laboratories
Languageen angielski
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