The request was submitted by Adelle Lotter
Barend will involve the following people in the investigation:
- Pieter Enslin
Apr 12 2016
Dec 15 2016
Overall Project Completion
Investigate Options and Pricing
Quotations and negotiations have been done with two vendors.20%
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.
1. Investigate Options and Pricing Complete 100% Tasks 0 / 1
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
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.