Many countries around the world lack the resources to deliver quality IT education to their students in primary, secondary and in some instances even at the university level. This is especially true in developing countries that are deploying the infrastructure to support the delivery of the technology to all their citizens. While some countries have deployed the infrastructure, there are not enough service providers to deliver enough connectivity to meet the demand for students, businesses, governments and individual consumers. Infinitely Virtual, provider of high-quality and affordable cloud service technology, announced it is donating cloud infrastructure for a Budapest computer science class in support of IT education and an emerging tech economy.
When it comes to Internet accessibility, countries in Eastern Europe are making rapid advances by deploying the necessary infrastructure to support future services. That is one of the reasons why Infinitely Virtual was able to donate cloud-based infrastructure services to the International Christian School of Budapest, an American school in Diosd, Hungary.
According to the company, it will be providing the school with its Diamond Virtual Datacenter Standard plan, which will give 24 students 48 virtual machines for classroom curriculum as part of an ongoing program.
“We view this as a small but important step in helping students gain the skills they need to compete effectively in this century,” said Adam Stern, founder and CEO, Infinitely Virtual. “We anticipate that this class in advanced computer science will be among the better showcases for virtualization in Hungary’s secondary schools. It will also serve as a model site for those interested in building out IT classrooms cost effectively.”
The configuration the company has donated is a robust platform delivering 100GB RAM (News - Alert), 1TB storage, 50 Ghz CPU, and 48 Windows Server Standard, which should be more than enough to handle the educational requirements of the students. Additionally, the installation will be protected with on-site and off-site backup using Application-Consistent Snapshot technology to protect all of the data that will be replicated offsite throughout the day.
The donation of the services by the company coincides with its entry into the educational marketplace with four academic offerings, which will give users the ability to access applications and data from home, campus or any remote location around the world.
Virtual Terminal Server – Premium (EDU), one of the four plans, will provide between 1 and 12 2.53 Ghz virtual CPUs shared on hosts operating, on average, below 30 percent CPU utilization; servers backed by 100 percent of the RAM included in the plan, up to 32 GB; virtual KVM; virtual CD/DVD and floppy; and Virtual Power Buttons.
The benefit of using virtual platforms is it allows countries with limited resources to access the latest IT technology without having to spend the capital for on-premises infrastructure. This ensures students will be equipped with the tools they need to find employment in the marketplace.