+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 23
Thin Client and Virtual Machines Thread, Thin Client / VDI schools in East or West Midlands in Technical; Hi We are considering investing in thin client technology at our school . Are there any schools out there in ...
  1. #1
    cvl4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    25
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0

    Thin Client / VDI schools in East or West Midlands

    Hi
    We are considering investing in thin client technology at our school .
    Are there any schools out there in the Midlands running Thin Client systems who would be willing to allow our ICT coordinator and member of SLT and myself (Network Manager to visit and see how your system is working first hand and maybe talk to some mebers of the teaching staff for their views?

    Anyone with experience of Precedence, Cutter Project or DataSpire?

    We are a 11 to 14 South Leicestershire High School and with aprox 750 students and 40+ staff - we wouldbe especially interested to hear from similar sized schools.

    Caroline Lucas / Network Manager
    Edy O'Connor / Assistant Headteacher
    Last edited by cvl4; 4th October 2010 at 05:10 PM.

  2. #2
    linescanner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    East Anglia
    Posts
    297
    Thank Post
    51
    Thanked 71 Times in 48 Posts
    Rep Power
    29
    I have a number of schools around your area. Drop me a PM and we can arrange some visits for you.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northants
    Posts
    146
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
    Rep Power
    14
    I have approx 350 Thin Clients in our college, running VDI. The thin client infrastructure was installed and is supported by Cutter Project who are fantastic and couldn't be anymore helpful! the vmware was supplied by another party who struggled to make it work initially but we have changed supplier and now all works a treat!

    You're welcome to come and visit, drop me a PM

    Giles Batchelor
    Network Development & Services Manager
    Moulton College

  4. #4
    Axel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    240
    Thank Post
    32
    Thanked 44 Times in 33 Posts
    Rep Power
    22
    There are a number of schools in the link below successfully using thin clients - I am sure any of them would be more than happy to receive a PM and discuss their deployments and views on thin clients, or if any are of particular interest I'd be happy
    to make the introduction

    If you have a terminal server we'd be more than happy to send up a device to give you a hands on feel of what they are all about....

    Axel AX3000 m70 for Lesson Monitor

    Tidy Thin Client Installation

  5. #5
    scholarpack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    191
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 30 Times in 20 Posts
    Rep Power
    38
    Out of interest do any of the Cutter project and the likes schools use LTSP 5?

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    6
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    Post edited due to unauthorised advertising. If you wish to use the forums for commercial purposes please contact us.

    Dos_Box
    Last edited by Dos_Box; 26th November 2010 at 10:05 AM.

  7. #7
    linescanner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    East Anglia
    Posts
    297
    Thank Post
    51
    Thanked 71 Times in 48 Posts
    Rep Power
    29
    Sorry missed this. We have some using older LTSP.

  8. #8
    cvl4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    25
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    Thought I would just provide a brief update.

    After careful deliberation we decided to go with Cutter - they have been absotutely brilliant. I would highly recomend the company to any school considering Thin Client.

  9. Thanks to cvl4 from:

    linescanner (2nd November 2011)

  10. #9

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    16,373
    Thank Post
    906
    Thanked 1,811 Times in 1,559 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    468
    I am currently involved in a project rolling out 13,000 of the things. If you have any questions i might be able to help. Drop us a PM.

    EDIT: sorry i didnt see you last post

  11. #10
    linescanner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    East Anglia
    Posts
    297
    Thank Post
    51
    Thanked 71 Times in 48 Posts
    Rep Power
    29
    Quote Originally Posted by cvl4 View Post
    Thought I would just provide a brief update.

    After careful deliberation we decided to go with Cutter - they have been absotutely brilliant. I would highly recomend the company to any school considering Thin Client.
    Thanks for the kind words. It has been a pleasure

  12. #11

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    192
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 72 Times in 29 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    27
    CVL4

    You really need to think about this carefully before leaping in. Be very clear about what you are wanting to achieve and what your expectation are. I would start small and work up from there. DO NOT implement across the whole of school initially. Make sure your tech have or aquire the skills to support it, don't just rely on third parties. Read my other posts (search for Dave_O or Dave O) in this forum for our experience of VDI and other thin client technologies. PM me if you want to talk on the phone or want more detail.

    Dave O

  13. #12

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    16,373
    Thank Post
    906
    Thanked 1,811 Times in 1,559 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    468
    To be honest that's standard with anything you do IT wise. If you dive in the deep end it's your own fault if it goes wrong. Pretty abvious really...

  14. #13

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    192
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 72 Times in 29 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    27
    FN-GM

    "If you dive in the deep end it's your own fault if it goes wrong" not much help really. I have seen quite a few schools do this, bewitched by the sales talk and the supposed improved management. Not only schools but managed service providers implementing whole school solutions, only to find it didn't work. Sometimes stating the obvious is necessary. CVL4 is doing the right thing by asking.

  15. #14

    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Worcestershire
    Posts
    68
    Thank Post
    11
    Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    SO much miss-selling in the VDI space, mainly to people who don't quite understand the differences between VDI, thin client or who haven't seen how rich thin client delivery has become in 2008R2.

    99% of companies asking for a VDI solution actually want either RDS or a hybrid of VDI, RDS and thick delivery - buyer beware!

  16. #15
    linescanner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    East Anglia
    Posts
    297
    Thank Post
    51
    Thanked 71 Times in 48 Posts
    Rep Power
    29
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_O View Post
    CVL4

    You really need to think about this carefully before leaping in. Be very clear about what you are wanting to achieve and what your expectation are.
    Dave O
    Guys, just to let you know, the system has been in since April.



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Thin Client in South West
    By neilault in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26th May 2010, 02:03 PM
  2. Thin client performance in BSF schools
    By donaskmi in forum BSF
    Replies: 66
    Last Post: 4th December 2009, 12:16 PM
  3. Thin Client Schools in North East
    By TronXP in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 3rd December 2009, 12:14 PM
  4. East Midlands Jobs
    By jamesb in forum Educational IT Jobs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 14th July 2008, 12:18 PM
  5. Becta: Study of Thin Client technology in schools
    By CyberNerd in forum School ICT Policies
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12th May 2007, 01:11 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •