Investigation into PC Lab virtualisation

Project Description

The request was submitted by Adelle Lotter

Barend will involve the following people in the investigation:

  • Pieter Enslin

 

Documents

Project Progress

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Project Timing

  • Start
    Apr 12 2016
  • End
    Dec 15 2016

04/12/2016 12/15/2016

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Overall Project Completion

  • Investigate Options and Pricing

    Quotations and negotiations have been done with two vendors.
    Currently the quotations are still in excess of 20 Million.
    Waiting on further feedback from vendors.
    Investigation and pricing has been completed and we negotiated a 79% on Citrix for all South African Universities.
    A document comparing current cost to VDI costs as a estimate has been uploaded as well as the newest quotation.
    This project is therefor seen as complete and a request for a POC will be filed.

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Investigate Options and Pricing

Quotations and negotiations have been done with two vendors.
Currently the quotations are still in excess of 20 Million.
Waiting on further feedback from vendors.
Investigation and pricing has been completed and we negotiated a 79% on Citrix for all South African Universities.
A document comparing current cost to VDI costs as a estimate has been uploaded as well as the newest quotation.
This project is therefor seen as complete and a request for a POC will be filed.

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1. Investigate Options and Pricing Complete 100% Tasks 0 / 1

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Description

We have been going through a five (5) month process with vendors on assessing the need from the NWU as well as pricing on possible solutions. Both VMWare and Citrix have supplied us with possible options and both exceed 20 Million on licensing alone.

After further talks with both the VMWare negotiations on possible solutions have reached a dead end due to unwavering costs.

Citrix on the other hand have been able to work with us on a acceptable licensing and pricing model aimed exclusively at Higher Education within South Africa.

Final pricing will be supplied by Citrix on the 23rd of August 2016, where after the feasibility of the project can be assessed again.

2. Proof of Concept at NWU Complete 100% Tasks 0 / 0

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Description

If we can agree on a pricing model that falls within the NWU framework a POC will be requested to demonstrate the feasibility of a VDI environment within PC lab structure of the NWU. This will be done as a new project involving all stake holders across all 3 campuses.

Project Discussion One Response to Investigation into PC Lab virtualisation

  1. Die Projekvergadering het die volgende kommentaar gelewer op die versoek:
    1) die volgende mense moet betrek word by die ondersoek: Thys Snyman, Jan Erasmus van VDK, Lapies van MFK en Pieter Enslin.
    2) hierdie is slegs ‘n ondersoek – en die moontlike implementering van die aanbeveling sal as ‘n aparte projek hanteer word
    3) koste besparingsmoontlikhede moet duidelik gedokumenteer word (kostes moet vergelyk word met huidige kostes)
    4) areas wat deur julle aanbeveling geraak sal word moet asb ook gelys word.

    Jou RAW dokument is reeds opgelaai, maar jy moet asb jou projek se besonderhede (asook datums) gaan bywerk.

    April 12, 2016 at 10:41 am
    YVETTE LABUSCHAGNE

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