Partner Watch, Oct. 14
California State University selects Softricity’s SoftGrid application virtualization platform to run Chancellor’s Office’s apps.
10 that the California State University Office of the Chancellor,
which oversees the country’s largest education system, selected
Softricity’s SoftGrid virtualization platform to improve deployment
and management of the office’s 75 applications for 600 desktops.
"We were spending valuable time dealing with the challenges
inherent in managing so many applications and users, and we needed
a more innovative way to do this so we could concentrate our efforts
on other services," said Laura Guillory, Director of Desktop
Services from the CSU Chancellor's Office. "SoftGrid's unique
virtualization and centralization technologies eliminate application
management complexities and will help us provide even better IT
"The CSU is widely regarded for its dedication to high quality,
affordable education," said Harry Ruda, CEO, Softricity. "We're
pleased they selected SoftGrid to help their operations run reliably
and cost-effectively, and to provide the IT service levels needed
to best support their faculty, students and staff."
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