Customer Stories

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Location: United States

Virtual desktop solution drives academic success


Known as UMass Lowell, this national research university offers degrees to more than 17,750 undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students.

UMass Lowell is among the top 200 research universities in the United States and recently ranked 13th for intellectual property generated.


Fast-growing campus needed to reclaim space from traditional computer labs while improving student and faculty access to academic software.

Nontraditional students needed simpler access to apps and desktops from any place at any time.


Strategic mobile solution leveraging multiple VMware products providing students flexibility to achieve more.

Simplified app access through VMware App Volumes.

Provided virtual desktops through VMware Horizon.

Implemented VMware User Environment Manager for end-user profile management.


Increased student and faculty productivity with access to campus computing resources from any device.

Mobile access to apps streamlines campus operations.

Cost savings from reduced need for hardware, infrastructure maintenance, and building space.


VMware Horizon

VMware vShpere

VMware User Environment Manager

VMware App Volumes