UNC Health Care Leverages IGEL in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Deployment
IGEL Universal Desktop Converter (UDC) and IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) Selected for Simplicity, Cost-Savings and Security
UNC Health Care selected the IGEL UDC and UMS software for its Citrix VDI deployment following a “bake-off” between thin client solutions. “IGEL won hands down due the simplicity and superiority of its management capabilities,” said James Cole, Technical Architect, UNC Health Care. “And, because the IGEL UDC software is designed to quickly and efficiently convert existing endpoint hardware into IGEL Linux OS-powered thin clients, we knew that by selecting the IGEL solution we would also realize a significant reduction in our capital expenditures.”
Since initiating the deployment of the IGEL UDC and UMS software, UNC Health Care has also experienced significant time savings. “Prior to deploying the IGEL UDC and UMS software, it took our team 25-30 minutes to create a virtual image on each system, not counting the personalization of the system for each use case, now that process takes less than 10 minutes, and even less time when converting the system to VDI roaming,” added Cole.
Additionally, the ease of integration between the IGEL UDC and IGEL UMS with Citrix XenDesktop and other solutions offered by Citrix Ecosystem partners, including Imprivata, has enabled secure access to the health care network’s Epic Systems’ Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system.
“The customization capabilities available through both IGEL and Imprivata have enabled us to create two secure configurations – Roaming mode which allows our physicians and health care staff to simply tap their badge to securely login to their desktop from any Roaming endpoint or Kiosk mode which stays logged in but runs programs under the user’s context. Users are required to type in their password only twice a day. The rest of the time they simply tap the employee badge on the card reader to login automatically” concluded Cole.
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