Main Nav

Virtualization Beyond Servers: Delivering a New Desktop and Application Deployment Strategy

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


As campuses continue to search for ways to cut costs and increase sustainability, more are exploring the potential for virtual desktops to provide seamless anytime, anywhere access to end users.

In this interactive conversation, Steve Sears, director for cloud and virtualization services at The Johns Hopkins University, and Duane Schau, director for leveraged support at Indiana University Bloomington, will highlight a new model for delivering desktops and applications as a service. This model represents a fundamental change in the way the desktops are currently constructed, delivered, and managed. Decoupling the user persona from the local OS and application layers lessen the need for local desktop support, giving technical staff located in schools and departments greater capacity to innovate. Whether delivered via server-based computing, hosted virtual desktops, a PC, or all in combination, the user experience remains consistent and predictable.

Download This Resource

Tags from the EDUCAUSE Library


Annual Conference
September 29–October 2
View Proceedings

Events for all Levels and Interests

Whether you're looking for a conference to attend face-to-face to connect with peers, or for an online event for team professional development, see what's upcoming.


Digital Badges
Member recognition effort
Earn yours >

Career Center

Leadership and Management Programs

EDUCAUSE Institute
Project Management



Jump Start Your Career Growth

Explore EDUCAUSE professional development opportunities that match your career aspirations and desired level of time investment through our interactive online guide.


EDUCAUSE organizes its efforts around three IT Focus Areas



Join These Programs If Your Focus Is


Get on the Higher Ed IT Map

Employees of EDUCAUSE member institutions and organizations are invited to create individual profiles.



2015 Strategic Priorities

  • Building the Profession
  • IT as a Game Changer
  • Foundations

Learn More >

Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good™

EDUCAUSE is the foremost community of higher education IT leaders and professionals.