Originally published at VMware.com

“We update one application from the Horizon Control Plane, and it’s updated for hundreds of students straight away. It’s more secure and easier to roll out and manage. We’re deploying less, with more time allocated to ensure that the application is set up correctly and tested. The proper security parameters are also in place.”

Manuel Bervanakis, Infrastructure Services Manager, Victoria University

In 2022, Victoria University (VU) consolidated several of its campuses into a 29-story building in downtown Melbourne. The university introduced the VU Block Model of education, which favors smaller group classes. But VU did not have enough appropriate spaces to support this style of learning. PC labs, where students could gain access to specialized licensed software, were also highly limited by space. VMware Horizon, with cloud-hosted management services like the Universal Broker service, has enabled VU to provide flexible and secure access to these vital applications. VU expects to remove most of its PC labs by 2024, with students working on their own devices on the Horizon platform instead.

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Jens Koegler

Jens Koegler is VMware's Healthcare Industry Director in EMEA. He is helping our healthcare customers develop and run modern applications to drive innovation and ensure better patient care through a digital foundation that includes data center, hybrid cloud, mobile, networking and security technologies. VMware plays a strategic role in the healthcare industry. Its leading innovations in enterprise software help ensure consistent patient care and reduce IT access time for healthcare professionals so they can spend more time with their patients. Jens plays a key role in helping customers understand how new applications, devices, the latest IT technologies and digital transformation are driving innovation in healthcare.