The ”SOCINFO Digital Awards, “ICT Universities: Anonymous Heroes of the Pandemic”, were delivered yesterday. The Digital Information Society Magazine organized these recognitions to disseminate information and communication technology development projects in public universities. In this edition, two of the clients of ”Virtual Cable have been awarded.
The University of Murcia won the Prize for the “Virtualization of Infrastructures” with its project of Hybrid Virtualization Ecosystem of Virtual Desktops, which has enabled remote working for administration and services staff, eLearning, and online research for teaching staff and remote practices for students. The UMU has been implementing desktop virtualization solutions with UDS Enterprise technology developed by Virtual Cable since 2013 until completing the current hybrid infrastructure (on-premise and cloud).
Thanks to Virtual Cable’s VDI solution, they have been able to create an ecosystem that supports multiple technologies at the same time and has unlimited flexibility and scalability. This environment includes VMware cloud services with Amazon nodes, Nutanix hyper-convergence infrastructure, and Fujitsu servers. UDS Enterprise allows the interconnection of all these elements, creating a customized platform that has optimized the project’s user experience and profitability.
After receiving the award, Pedro Miguel Ruiz Martínez, Vice-Rector for Strategy and Digital University, said: “We are very grateful for the award, which would not have been possible without the people behind this project. It is important to highlight the effort of the professionals who during these hard years have moved forward and have allowed the Spanish university system to continue operating This award, in particular, is for a project of the University of Murcia. Still, I extend it to the rest of the universities that have made a spectacular effort during this time”.
The Carlos III University of Madrid has won in the category “Digital Transformation of University Classrooms” with its project Classroom transformations through active learning at UC3M”. This University has created several technological improvements in its physical classrooms, implementing, among other things, virtual classrooms with UDS Enterprise. Through the VDI services offered by the Virtual Cable solution, students can access the applications they need to carry out their practices from anywhere, without the need to install anything on their personal computers or purchase licenses.
Félix Casado, CEO of Virtual Cable, congratulated both institutions and declared: “Our clients’ successes are our successes. We are very proud that our technology helps them create such useful and important projects to provide a better service to its users. We will continue working and improving our solution so that there are more and more digital transformation initiatives with UDS Enterprise whose efforts are recognized”.
These Awards have had as finalists two other projects based on Virtual Cable technology: The project of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, nominated in the category of “Virtualization of Infrastructures”, and that of the University of Malaga, selected in the category of “Digital Transformation of University Classrooms”.