Key steps to a successful Virtual Desktop Deployment

Moderated by Kevin Hogan, eCampus News, Editor-at-Large


Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST
Duration: 1 hour


Attend this webinar and learn how to:

  • Reduce your data storage footprint
  • Control costs when deploying a VDI
  • Plan for a successful VDI deployment

When Hartnell College attempted to deploy VDI across their entire campus, they ran into some problems – primarily cost of storage and data optimization to support VDI. They quickly began exceeding storage capacity and were unable to provide the performance needed to support the 300-400 concurrent VDI users and did not know how they were going to reach their goal of supporting 2500 concurrent users. As a result, Hartnell College turned to Unidesk and Tegile Systems for help. With their help, Hartnell College was able to address their needs, save precious dollars and now have a scalable platform to support them in their quest of 2,500 concurrent users – all on a single storage platform.

Join us for this live webinar and hear directly from Hartnell College about how Tegile and Unidesk helped them manage their data, reduce their data storage footprint and save money.

Hosted by Tegile Systems and sponsored by Unidesk and KIS


Webinar Speakers


Matt Coombs
Vice President of Information and Technology Resources, Hartnell College








Matthew Coombs currently acts as the Vice President of Information and Technology Resources at Hartnell College, overseeing all academic and administrative systems as well as new technology advancement. Matthew is leading a state-of-the-art Distance Ed, Knowledge Mentoring, Student Success and Virtual Desktop Integration initiative at Hartnell that will result in increased access to educational resources and success for thousands of Hartnell students throughout the Monterey, CA Peninsula and Salinas Valley. Matthew’s previous positions with higher education vendors such as Campus Pipeline, SCT and Sungard Higher Ed has placed him on hundreds of college campuses across the world in front of executives, faculty, IT organizations and functional subject matter experts to assist them with modern technology choices and implementations. He still actively consults with organizations that anticipate a need for enterprise development, integration, business intelligence or system deployment. He is active in the EdTech and open/community source communities. Matthew previously led the development and introduction and management of multiple key SunGard (Ellucian) products including the largest market share portal in higher education. Matthew received a BA in English and Philosophy from University of Utah, an MS in Instructional Technology from Utah State University.


Rob Commins
Vice President of Marketing, Tegile Systems








Rob Commins has been instrumental in the success of some of the storage industry’s most interesting companies over the past twenty years. As Vice President of Marketing at Tegile, he leads the company’s marketing strategy, go to market and demand generation activities, as well as competitive analysis. Rob comes to Tegile from HP/3PAR, where he led the product marketing team through several product launches and 3X customer growth over three quarters. Rob is also a veteran of Storage Way, one of the first storage services providers that launched cloud services.


Hosted By:





Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualization, file services and database applications. With Tegile’s Zebi line of hybrid storage arrays, the company is redefining the traditional approach to storage by providing a family of arrays that is significantly faster than all hard disk-based arrays and significantly less expensive than all solid-state disk-based arrays.

Tegile’s patented MASS technology accelerates the Zebi’s performance and enables on-the-fly de-duplication and compression of data so each Zebi has a usable capacity far greater than its raw capacity. Tegile’s award-winning technology solutions enable customers to better address the requirements of server virtualization, virtual desktop integration and database integration than other offerings. Featuring both NAS and SAN connectivity, Tegile arrays are easy-to-use, fully redundant, and highly scalable. They come complete with built-in auto-snapshot, auto-replication, near-instant recovery, onsite or offsite failover, and virtualization management features. Additional information is available at Follow Tegile on Twitter @tegile.


About Our Sponsors:



In a short time, Unidesk® VDI management software has helped hundreds of customers simplify the management of Microsoft Windows® and ensure the success of desktop virtualization projects. As the pioneer in desktop layering technology, we aim to provide desktops that IT managers and end users both love. And in the process, get Citrix XenDesktop® and VMware View™ projects stalled by cost and complexity back on track. For more information, please visit







KIS is the client centric IT solution and virtualization ally for small, mid-sized, and enterprise organizations of all industries. For 25 years our team has been involved in thousands of projects, implementations, upgrades, and mission critical emergency repairs. For more information, please visit


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