As schools work towards sustainable digital learning ecosystems, IT must find solutions that transform the classroom, expand access and connectivity, and make it all manageable and secure. As a proven leader in cloud infrastructure and enterprise-grade, education-ready mobility, VMware is helping K-12 education evolve to meet the needs of tomorrow’s learners.
VMware solutions help K-12 IT support new models of teaching and learning, strengthen and simplify critical IT infrastructure, and ensure total information security.
Technology-transformed learning creates new opportunities, but also new risks, and traditional IT security can’t keep up. VMware NSX uses software-driven micro-segmentation to create compartmentalized, workload-specific security that guards against 'lateral threats’ that bypass perimeter defenses and linger in the data center, slowly compromising resource after resource.
This Zero Trust approach assumes every connection is untrusted until policy says otherwise, building precise, iron-clad defenses that help decision-makers extend their digital learning services with confidence. This not only minimizes the chances of data center compromise, it simplifies the daily work of IT security.
New risks don’t come with new budget, so IT is tasked with battling never-ending threats with very finite dollars. Luckily, the deep, robust security of VMware NSX is now eligible for E-rate funding, making the tremendous power of Zero Trust networks an even smarter approach to comprehensive K-12 IT security.
Learn how E-Rate puts NSX in easy reach.
The demands of digital education and assessment give IT an opportunity to help decision-makers match new needs with solutions that not only deliver immediate productivity but also simplify environments going forward. This requires solutions built to connect users and information across diverse networks and devices, delivering an intuitive, consistent experience that boosts student outcomes.
VMware Horizon is helping districts and schools around the world do exactly that, seamlessly virtualizing the desktop experience for both end-users and IT. This means high-quality usability and collaboration on nearly any device – all backed by easy deployment and simple, centralized manageability on the backend – on both school-issued and BYO devices.
Making good on the promise of learning everywhere also requires a commitment to compliance, especially around student assessment. VMware Horizon is officially “TestNav Qualified” with Pearson, giving both IT and instructional decision-makers a single solution for teaching and testing to new standards.
Make Mobility Manageable and Seamless
As digital learning expands the reach of the classroom, connecting campuses and communities in innovative new ways is critical to stronger education equity and outcomes. As expectations around this new mobility grow, it’s up to IT to ensure it can be easily managed, scaled, and secured across any device owned by the school or students.
VMware AirWatch gives teachers and IT tools to help manage this new, crowded, busy, digital classroom, simplifying endpoint management and boosting interoperability of device operating systems and applications. Any student, any device, any connection – learning is now easier than ever, with shared workspaces and easy collaboration.
Create a multitenant architecture that grows with demand, all managed with easy policy and process on the backend. Enroll and authenticate devices in real-time, then give teachers and administrators the ability to carefully manage the experience with AirWatch Teacher Tools, filtering content and restricting applications even when the device leaves the network. It’s the promise of mobility made real for K-12, all from a technology partner you can trust.
Today colleges and universities are being tested by evolving student demands, new models of learning, and a competitive educational landscape. The VMware portfolio of solutions provide game-changing efficiency, helping institutions evolve their IT infrastructure to meet these challenges,
VMware solutions are created to support new models of teaching and learning, a strengthened and simplified IT infrastructure, and robust protection of institution information and assets.
Queens University of Charlotte needs a platform that allows students to log in from anywhere, at any time to support its global learning and understanding initiatives—and that’s where VMware comes in.
As the data center becomes the focal point for deep technology innovation, vCloud Air is the ideal solution for maximizing the impact and efficiency of your IT investments. Get the fluid workload portability, streamlined app development and deployment, and always-responsive capacity needed to make learning happen where and when it happens.
This flexibility is essential to creating solutions that match the demands of decentralized decision-makers all working to support their own diverse program needs. From student-facing applications to high-powered research computing capacity, vCloud Air and the rest of the VMware portfolio are ready for the challenges of today’s higher ed.
Technology-driven learning creates new opportunities, but also generates new risk. Security is always top priority, even as decision-makers also demand nonstop access and innovation. Traditional solutions can’t deliver this balance, but VMware NSX was purpose-built for the challenge, giving IT granular control that starts in the data center and finishes at the endpoint.
Classic perimeter security models focus on protecting the outside. VMware NSX works from the inside out, creating a Zero Trust network built around granular, workload-specific security that guards against dangerous lateral threats that breach perimeter defenses and may linger, undetected, in the data center for months.
Learning today is less about place and more about purpose. This means the modern campus depends on connectivity and collaboration, not physical spaces and places, to make good on the promise of higher education. VMware AirWatch helps make mobility simple and manageable, connecting diverse endpoints to always expanding digital tools and resources.
Ultimately, this means creating compute and collaboration experiences that are intuitive and friendly to end-users without increasing the size or complexity of the IT workload. Whether it’s managing staff devices or opening the door to truly secure BYOD, AirWatch makes mobility matter in higher ed.
Classroom learning is no longer limited to the physical confines of schools and mobile devices are increasingly being used to engage students in new and compelling ways. The VMware Secure Digital Backpack for Primary and Secondary Education—powered by VMware Workspace ONE—provides students and teachers with protected anytime, anywhere mobile access to digital resources, enabling limitless learning.
Zionsville Community Schools experienced challenges with maintaining computers and keeping costs down. With VMware Horizon the school district has provided limitless learning, and saved over $20 million in classroom space.
Balance the computing resources available to primary and secondary students outside of the classroom. The Secure Digital Backpack solution delivers a rich educational experience to any device, anytime, anywhere.
VMware is enabling the transformation of school infrastructure to support limitless learning and help administrators, teachers, parents and school communities.
Easily manage device policies and assessments in compliance with school and government mandates. The Secure Digital Backpack provides comprehensive IT administrator management capabilities across all major device types and operating systems.
VMware Horizon View Supports Common Core State Standards Initiative and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Testing Platform at Somerset School District in Wisconsin.Download Customer Case Study
Use the Secure Digital Backpack solution to embrace students’ familiarity with educational apps and eBooks on mobile devices and improve learning. Speed the integration of new teaching models in the classroom.
Deliver more computing resources to all students with limited budget and staff. The Secure Digital Backpack helps schools deploy software on thin clients instead of traditional, costlier to manage, desktop PCs and terminals.
VMware supports the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) which automatically provisions devices over the air, expediting the time it takes mobile devices to be ready for school use. VMware also supports Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP) functionality, enabling school-purchased apps to be pushed to devices and pulled back to be reused for other students.
Amid pressures to increase education accessibility, affordability and quality, academic institutions need to attract and retain students while finding innovative ways to enhance learning. The VMware Secure Digital Backpack for Higher Education—powered by Workspace ONE— moves with students, faculty, and staff throughout their day, unifying user, desktop and mobile device management to enable limitless learning.
Deliver coursework, digital resources, and college-specific apps securely to students to enable new teaching models. The Secure Digital Backpack combines identity and device management to enforce access based on a range of conditions such as authentication strength, network, location and device compliance.
Provide access to Windows, software as a service (SaaS), cloud native and mobile native applications, to any device, in any location. The Secure Digital Backpack solution helps ensure authorized users have high-performance educational resources and applications at their fingertips—from anywhere, on- and off-campus.
Give students a 24/7 computer lab for around-the-clock access to full-scale applications and programs while reducing reliance on institution-owned equipment. The Secure Digital Backpack helps colleges deliver access to key resources outside of the physical confines of traditional computer labs and libraries.
Colleges and universities face considerable end-user computing challenges today. Here’s how moving to cloud- hosted desktops and apps as-a-service can help.Read White Paper
Expand IT services and innovate without increasing staff or budgets. Use the Secure Digital Backpack to repurpose PCs as thin clients, supporting an up-to-date Windows environment with desktop virtualization.
“AirWatch Secure Content Locker will enhance the strength of our security. That is a major win, not only for our university, but for our clientele, because it allows them to access data and truly do their work.”Read More