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Aloft by AccelerEd Announces Partnership with Liquidware

Aloft by AccelerEd Announces Partnership with Liquidware

Advances Aloft’s Scalable, Flexible and Cost-efficient VDI and DaaS Systems for Higher Education

 

Bethesda, MD - Feb. 14, 2018: Aloft by AccelerEd, a provider of cloud-based, immersive learning environments for higher education, today announced a partnership with Liquidware to provide user profile management, application layering and analytics.

Built with educators by educators to meet the unique challenges of higher education, Aloft by AccelerEd is a scalable, flexible and cost-efficient alternative to conventional capital-intensive virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and desktop as a service (DaaS) systems. As part of their partnership, Aloft will use Liquidware to support customers’ seamless migration to cloud platforms and deliver ongoing usage analysis to ensure operational efficiency.

“Aloft’s cloud-based platform helps educational institutions to deliver digital resources and hands-on experiences on an unparalleled scale,” said Greg M. Smith, AccelerEd vice president. “Combining our educator-designed VDI experience with Liquidware’s industry-leading user profile and environment management and monitoring/analytics solutions delivers a faster, easier and more transparent transition for our customers.”

“We are very pleased to partner with Aloft by AccelerEd, which has introduced an innovative new offering to the education market,” said Chris Akerberg, president and chief operating officer of  Liquidware. “Liquidware’s solutions have long been recognized by education institutions as essential to re-architecting end-user computing environments for students. As one of our preferred partners in education, collaborating with Aloft is the logical next step in the evolution of Education EUC, by offering next-generation desktops in the cloud. Aloft has already reinvented the classroom experience for America’s largest online public university.”

To learn more about Aloft by AccelerEd visit www.AccelerEd.com/Aloft.

 

About AccelerEd

AccelerEd’s innovative solutions and services advance operational efficiency for higher education institutions. We implement advanced technology solutions that allow institutions to leverage technology more efficiently and free education leaders and administrators to focus on student outcomes. AccelerEd is a portfolio company of UMUC Ventures. To learn more about AccelerEd, please visit www.AccelerEd.com.

About Liquidware

Liquidware™ provides industry leading platform-agnostic desktop solutions for hybrid Windows desktop environments including Citrix® XenApp/XenDesktop, VMware Horizon View®, Amazon WorkSpaces and physical Microsoft® Windows PCs. The company’s Stratusphere UX solution delivers visibility into desktop environments and supports assessment, design, monitoring and diagnostics (Health Checks). ProfileUnity provides just in time delivery of User Profiles, application and user rights management and context-aware policies. FlexApp delivers advanced Application Layering. The solutions are available in an extremely cost-effectively priced bundle called Liquidware Essentials. Liquidware products are Citrix Ready, VMware-certified, and are available through a global network of partners. Visit www.liquidwarelabs.com for further information.


AccelerEd Launches Aloft by AccelerEd at EDUCAUSE 2017

Aloft by AccelerEd Delivers Cloud-based Immersive Learning Environments for Higher Education

Philadelphia - Oct. 31, 2017: AccelerEd, a UMUC Ventures company, today announced the launch of Aloft by AccelerEd which provides cloud-based, student-focused, immersive learning environments for higher education. Aloft debuts at the EDUCAUSE 2017 annual conference, booth #S9, in Philadelphia from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.

Student-focused. Educator-designed. Cloud-enabled.

Built with educators to meet the unique challenges of higher education, Aloft’s cloud-based platform helps educational institutions to deliver digital resources and hands-on experiences on an unparalleled scale. Aloft by AccelerEd is a scalable, flexible and cost-efficient alternative to conventional capital-intensive virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and desktop as a service (DaaS) systems.

“Aloft is game-changing for higher education,” commented Greg M. Smith, AccelerEd vice president. “Today’s students are diverse, mobile and online. Aloft has reinvented the classroom experience for America’s largest online public university, increased their student engagement by 400%, improved control over delivery resources and helped to reduce capital budget requirements. We’re proud to offer this capability to other universities helping to further student engagement and outcomes.”

Accessible, Scalable Solutions

With nearly 29% of all higher education students enrolled in online classes, higher education must evolve to meet the needs of today’s students. Aloft enables the next generation of learning with easy access to digital applications and dynamic, hands-on learning environments.

Aloft Everywhere

With Aloft Everywhere, virtual learning environments are everywhere the student is.

  • Available 24/7 across a wide range of platforms and devices
  • Customizable – all course materials, tools and projects in one place
  • Mobile accessible
  • No expensive hardware or software requirements for students
  • Persistent student experience based on preferences
  • Integration with your directory services, including single sign-on

Aloft Immersion

Scenario-based exercises build on the Aloft Everywhere platform to create immersive learning environments to prepare students for mission-critical careers, ranging from environmental management to cybersecurity.

Aloft Immersion’s secure, experiential platform provides an interactive environment for students to learn and practice sophisticated simulations. Through this platform, students can:

  • Experiment in a Sandbox testing environment that allows them to “play” within confined limits, yet replicates the functionality needed to test programs or other development code
  • Engage in digital forensics to collect and analyze evidence from digital media
  • Perform ethical hacking exercises in a secure environment
  • Be immersed in real-world, hands-on scenarios to enhance their learning

Aloft Passport

Aloft Passport brings technology to the students, not students to the computer lab. Institutions can offer highly-specialized graphic, data and other computer-intensive applications to students on demand, streamed from the cloud to their browser for instant access - even on low-cost devices. No more waiting for software downloads and limited capacity.

Passport offers students and institutions:

  • More hands-on and collaborative learning with sophisticated, course-specific software
  • New opportunities to integrate advanced technologies into curricula
  • Proven scalability to meet peak usage periods
  • All required software applications available, operable, configured and validated
  • Significant reduction in institutional capital investment that improves operational budgeting and flexibility

About AccelerEd

AccelerEd’s innovative solutions and services advance operational efficiency for higher education institutions. We implement advanced technology solutions that allow institutions to leverage technology more efficiently and free education leaders and administrators to focus on student outcomes. AccelerEd is a portfolio company of UMUC Ventures. To learn more about AccelerEd, please visit www.AccelerEd.com.

 

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