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Virtual Labs

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About Virtual Labs

Some computer labs at Wright State are now considered virtual labs, which are similar to traditional labs except that the operating system and all programs are on the cloud instead of the local computer.


  • 026 Library Annex
  • 021 Millett Hall
  • 025 Millett Hall
  • 031 Millett Hall
  • 033 Millett Hall
  • 037 Millett Hall
  • 039 Millett Hall
  • 043 Millett Hall
  • 047 Millett Hall

Available To

Students, Faculty, Staff

Benefits and Key Features

  • Faster login times
  • 'Green' alternative to desktop computers
  • Increased data security

What is VDI?

VDI stands for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. The new virtual lab will be a cloud computing environment, which provides Wright State with the ability to better manage workstations, integrate applications and tools, increase data security, and provide a consistent desktop environment.

Possible Future Enhancements

In the future, Wright State will operate on a fully functional cloud computing environment. Campus computer labs will feature virtual machines, and University offices will be converted to a virtual desktop infrastructure. Wright State members will have the ability to access University applications outside of computer labs as well as off-campus. Some of these applications include:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Matlab
  • Mathematica
  • Microsoft Office Suite

The benefits of moving toward a virtual infrastructure include:

  • Workstation and data security
  • Flexibility to work from anywhere
  • Data protection
  • Freedom to use any type of device to access Wright State resources

In this environment, the University workstations, applications, and data is housed in our data center and is fully protected. Daily backups of data are performed and users can access their Wright State computing environment from any device, including desktop computers, tablets, terminals, and smartphones. These expanded offerings would allow the University to leverage the 'Bring Your Own Device' (BYOD) concept and position Wright State as a technological leader.