NoMachine has reconfirmed its educational licensing program for all schools, universities and charities worldwide, making it easy and cost-effective to deliver unlimited hosted desktops and applications to every student and staff member, regardless of location. This longstanding program makes high-performance remote access and application delivery technology available to education and non-profit customers on a limited budget.
NoMachine's all-inclusive, subscription-based model offers predictable spending with fixed per-server pricing, unlimited technical assistance and access to all major upgrades and features. With reduced education spending worldwide due to the recession and non-profits functioning on low budgets, NoMachine provides an easily manageable, end to end computing infrastructure for educational institutions and charities alike.
Academic institutions at both the K-12 and university level are required to operate at the same or higher academic standards as in previous years, but with reduced budgets. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, K-12 education spending in the U.S. was reduced in over half of the states in 2008 and 2009, with higher education spending reduced in 38 states. Other parts of the world, including Europe, are reducing public funds for the education sector as well.
With even more cuts being issued for 2011, educational institutions struggle to offer students and staff better computing experiences in classrooms, laboratories, from home or anywhere on campus. NoMachine NX provides a hosted desktop and fast remote access solution allowing students and faculty to access resources, applications and programs stored on the school or campus servers from anywhere. Hardware, software and travel costs are subsequently lowered and productivity is increased by providing mobile connectivity.
Some of the many participants benefiting from the Education licensing program include Mosaic, University of Virginia, University of Chicago, University of Colorado, University of Leicester, University of Limoges and University of Michigan.
Mosaic successfully migrated its entire infrastructure from Windows to Linux with NX to reduce costs, improve performance and enhance security. Data storage and security administrator for Mosaic National Office, Thomas Keown, said, “There really is no comparison to be made to other solutions, as the cost of NX in terms of the overall IT expenditure is almost negligible.”
The Computational Systems Biology Laboratory (CSBL) at the University of Virginia uses NX to ensure students and faculty receive a full and consistent desktop with application delivery from remote locations just as if they were in a classroom on campus. IT specialist for the CSBL, Michael Saravo, said “Along with anywhere access to research, NX saves us money by providing an easy method for desktop replacement allowing users to extend the life cycle of slower and older machines by running applications on back-end servers, significantly reducing our hardware costs.”
Based in Rome, Italy, NoMachine (nomachine.com) is the creator of award-winning NX software, an enterprise-class solution for secure remote access, application delivery, and hosted desktop deployment. Since 2001, NoMachine's mission has been to revolutionize the way users access their computing resources across the Internet to make seamless desktop access as easy and widespread as Web browsing. NoMachine provides a comprehensive software infrastructure stack, core development, and support services built around the self-designed and self-developed NX suite of advanced components.