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Pano Logic Helps Advance MIT Sloan's Leading-Edge Brand CachetTop Business School Expands Use of Zero Client Desktop Virtualization as Pano Logic's Popularity in the Higher Education Sector Soars (April 18, 2012)
REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/18/12 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management holds a coveted top slot on multiple business school rankings and their use of technology is often a factor. Taking that to heart, the IT team at MIT Sloan opted for Pano Logic, the leader in zero client desktop virtualization (VDI), to provide students and faculty with access to "bleeding-edge" desktop virtualization. MIT Sloan, Pano Logic today announced, is one of a growing list of universities, community colleges and technical schools nationwide using Pano Logic to radically centralize computing resources and slash their total-cost-of-ownership.
MIT Sloan is expanding its use of Pano Logic, which began three years ago, to include faculty and staff in multiple departments in a 50-seat pilot to explore replacing desktop PCs throughout the school. The highly regarded graduate business school first deployed Pano Logic in 2009, replacing PCs in two student computing labs. Driven by a desire to provide students with the latest, most innovative technologies to adhere to the school's cutting-edge brand cachet, MIT Sloan went on to replace thin clients with Pano Logic in the classrooms in a new facility celebrated for its modern design.
"We want people when they come to MIT to feel like this is someplace special, something different, and having the most innovative and best-of-breed technology is part of the brand," Joseph Farrell, client systems administrator at MIT Sloan, said. "Pano Logic met that goal, especially with their new G2 zero client, providing us stellar multimedia performance while freeing us from the onerous and costly task of managing endpoint devices. I can now roll out a whole new lab from my desk in just a couple hours, what used to be almost a full-time job."
The Pano System is a complete end-to-end, hardware-and-software virtual desktop solution that independently interoperates with all three leading hypervisors (vSphere, XenServer, Hyper-V) and their management systems (VMware View, XenDesktop, Microsoft SCVMM). It represents the only true zero client desktop virtualization solution on the market with a solid-state device that has no processor, no storage, no memory and no operating system. As a result, it completely eliminates endpoint management, fully enabling the benefits of centralized management with a cloud-ready device. Pano Logic zero client devices consume 97 percent less power than PCs, 50 percent less power than thin clients and do not store data locally, fully eliminating endpoint security liabilities.
"What MIT Sloan and other such institutions are finding is Pano Logic represents the future of computing, and the future is ubiquitous access through the cloud to high-performance computing resources that are centrally, and easily, managed and deployed," John Kish, CEO of Pano Logic, said. "Universities and community and technical colleges have come to represent a significant component of our customer base in education because IT managers, just like their counterparts in K-12 districts, are also still feeling the budget crunch of the recent downturn and are seeking to expand access to computing while still cutting costs."
"We needed to dynamically change the configuration of our lab computers to comply with requirements of different classes, as well as enhance the security level of our systems," said Manoel Oliveira, Director of Technology, Florida International University's College of Business Administration. "Virtualizing multiple optional environments was the solution and Pano Logic was perfect for supporting this. And its zero client device gave us great performance, as compared to any thin client we tested, and significant power savings."
About Pano Logic Inc.
Pano Logic is the leader in Zero Client Desktop Computing. Pano Logic's innovative hardware and software solution -- the Pano System -- redefines the delivery and management of end user computing by radically centralizing desktop management. The Pano Logic zero client platform is a complete end-to-end solution purpose-built for desktop virtualization, simplifying the complexity and management of virtual desktops and slashing TCO by as much as 80 percent. The patent-pending Pano Direct technology eliminates the need for costly processing power at the endpoint, making it possible to have an endpoint device that contains NO processor, NO operating system, NO memory, NO drivers, NO firmware, NO software, NOR any moving parts, completely eliminating endpoint management and security breaches, while slashing energy consumption by 95 percent as compared to a PC. The Pano generation of computing, built for virtualization, can plug and play into 99 percent of all hypervisor infrastructures, (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer), and interoperate with their management systems (VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft SCVMM). To learn more, visit http://www.panologic.com.
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