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Unbundling Sandbox and Sandbox Builder

Jul 8, 2019 8:05:00 AM / by Elise Boutcher posted in corporate, products, aws, news

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McLean, VA - July 8, 2019: eLumin announced today several enhancements to Sandbox and Sandbox Builder designed to provide greater flexibility to leverage the power of these tools. 

Announced last October, Sandbox is designed to deliver an on-demand and secure virtual labs to support hands-on student learning, ideal for simulations and technical programs like cybersecurity, operating systems, programming, big data, and engineer, where students often need access to complex computing environments. Sandbox allows students to do just that, providing access to multiple operating systems and configurations in a defined and secure environment.

Sandbox Builder, announced in March of this year, extends the capabilities of the eLumin Sandbox allowing professors, teaching assistants, and technical staff to build secure, dynamic, and hands-on labs that span operating systems and system configurations. 

Starting today:

  • We are unbundling Sandbox and Sandbox Builder from our managed service Classroom Virtual Desktop. If you have an existing AWS WorkSpaces environment or aren't looking for a managed offering, Sandbox and Sandbox Builder are now available as standalone applications that can be installed in your own WorkSpaces environment. A subscription to Sandbox and Sandbox Builder provides full access to the platform, the service catalog of default images, and unlimited use, just BYOW - Bring Your Own WorkSpace. 

  • eLumin is launching Sandbox running in AWS AppStream 2.0, dubbed Sandbox AppStream Edition. Sandbox allows students in technical programs like Cybersecurity, Big Data, and programming to have access to secure and complex virtual labs while keeping an eye on costs and scalability. 

"We are excited to bring Sandbox and Sandbox Builder to more colleges and universities," said Mohammad Haque, Senior Vice President for eLumin. He continued "Leveraging the cost effective AppStream 2.0 platform to access a student sandbox is a great step to allow more students access to industry tools they will need to successful in the pursuit of their degrees." 

You can experience both Sandbox and Sandbox Builder for 14 days, but requesting access to the eLumin platform. We are excited to share what we have been working on.

 

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About eLumin

eLumin was founded on the belief that technology should never stand in the way of student learning. We deliver cloud-based solutions for Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and voice-enabled technologies to increase engagement on campus and support enhance learning outcomes. To learn more about eLumin, please visit elumin.co.

 

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Introducing Student Pay

Jul 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Elise Boutcher posted in products, aws, news, partners

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McLean, VA - July 8, 2019: eLumin announced today Student Pay allowing students to pay directly for their cloud resources, including virtual desktops and application services, used in their coursework. Much like a technology or lab fee, students are able to purchase access to the resources they need for a particular course or a number of courses they're enrolled. This payment model makes consistent dynamic learning environments available to all students regardless of their location or device, for the price of a textbook. 

"Rolling out Student Pay is a win for both the student and the university. Student Pay provides universities the gateway for provisioning high-performance technology to their students for a fraction of the cost of building out expensive computer labs or providing students with hardware packages that need consistent updating and maintenance," said Greg M. Smith, eLumin's President. Smith continued, "Our goal is to provide all students with the same level of access to the technology they need to be successful in completing their coursework. No longer will department budget restrictions or individual student financial status determine who has access to robust computing resources. Inclusive in the price of their semester lab fee is everything needed for a student to be successful in the learning."

How it works: When a student accesses their lab resources for the first time, if they haven't paid their lab fee, they will be presented with a form to complete payment, once completed they will get an email indicating that their desktop or applications are ready to use. The students will then have access to these resources for the duration of the provisioned period tied to their course/s. 

CarahsoftStudent Pay is just one of several methods available to procure eLumin services like Classroom Virtual Desktop, Sandbox, and Sandbox Builder. Through a partnership with Carahsoft, colleges and universities are able to subscribe to eLumin services and leverage existing contracts like NASPO ValuePoint or state specific contracts like the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program. 

npo5In addition, Classroom Virtual Desktop and Open Access Lab products are available for purchase in the AWS Marketplace. This allows colleges and universities that are AWS customers to purchase subscriptions for eLumin's platform easily and quickly.

 

 

About eLumin

eLumin was founded on the belief that technology should never stand in the way of student learning. We deliver cloud-based solutions for Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and voice-enabled technologies to increase engagement on campus and support enhance learning outcomes. To learn more about eLumin, please visit elumin.co.

 

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eLumin now an AWS Standard Consulting Partner

Jan 12, 2019 6:12:00 AM / by Greg M. Smith posted in corporate, aws, news

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npo6McLean, VA - December 17, 2018: eLumin is pleased to announce it has reached the next milestone in its relationship with Amazon Web Services. In addition to being members of AWS EdStart, the AWS educational technology (EdTech) startup accelerator, eLumin is now an AWS Standard Consulting partner. Earning this designation was a direct result of the eLumin's demonstrated success for delivering cloud-based solutions to support learning at colleges and universities across the country.

"We have had a long standing deep relationship with AWS, the people, and the services," said Mohammad A. Haque, Senior Vice President, "achieving this next level in our partner standing will only enhance that relationship and benefit the students who use our platform."

eLumin recently announced three products built on AWS to enhance learning and level the technology playing field for students in college. You can read more about in the product announcement and the impact they are having on students by visiting our website.

About eLumin

eLumin was founded on the belief that technology should never stand in the way of student learning. We deliver cloud-based solutions for Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and voice enabled technologies to increase engagement on campus and support enhance learning outcomes. To learn more about eLumin, please visit elumin.co.

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eLumin Products to be available in the AWS MarketPlace

Jan 9, 2019 6:01:00 AM / by Admin posted in corporate, products, aws

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We are taking the cover off today!

McLean, VA - October 29, 2018: eLumin is pleased to announce that starting in November 2018, the eLumin Classroom Virtual Desktop and Open Access Lab products will be available for purchase in the AWS MarketPlace. This allows colleges and universities that are AWS customers to purchase subscriptions for eLumin's platform more easily and quickly.

Created with the specific needs of education in mind, the Classroom Virtual Desktops and Open Access Lab products allow schools to deliver a full virtual desktop experience to students, faculty, and staff to support all aspects of academic life.

Open Access Labs - Pooled and non-persistent environment

  • Ideal replacement for expensive physical computer labs across campus.
  • Access from anywhere, almost any device with an Internet connection.
  • Leverage existing SSO/SAML authentication services.
  • Entirely web-based, nothing to install.
  • Accessible from macOS, Windows, Linux, and ChromeOS clients.
  • Available in Windows 7 or Windows 10.
  • Leverage existing licensing if available.
  • Define a burst capacity to meet the needs of your peak periods of usage.
  • Software delivery based on end-user characteristics (major, course, class section, etc).
  • Support for IP/Cloud printing.
  • Access to campus resources (ie: license server, etc) as necessary.
  • Fully managed/supported environment.


Classroom Virtual Desktops - Dedicated and persistent environment

  • Provide access to the latest real-world software and environments to students in the classroom.

  • Persistent virtual desktop follows a student through a course, program, or lifetime at the school - defined by business rules.

  • Entirely web-based, nothing to install

  • Accessible from macOS, Windows, Linux, and ChromeOS clients.

  • Available in Windows 7 or Windows 10.

  • Leverage existing licensing if available.

  • Software delivery based on end-user characteristics (major, course, class section, etc).

  • Introduce complex hands-on learning through a secure sandbox.

  • Support for IP/Cloud printing.

  • Access to campus resources (ie: license server, etc) as necessary.

  • Fully managed/supported environment.

Do you have more questions? Please schedule a session with our team to discuss how eLumin can meet the needs of your campus.

About eLumin

eLumin was founded on the belief that technology should never stand in the way of student learning. We deliver cloud-based solutions for Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and voice enabled technologies to increase engagement on campus and support enhance learning outcomes. To learn more about eLumin, please visit elumin.co.

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We are taking the cover off today!

Jan 7, 2019 5:51:00 AM / by Greg M. Smith posted in corporate, products, aws

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We are taking the cover off today!

McLean, VA - October 29, 2018: eLumin is excited to announce three new product offerings designed to replace legacy, expensive, and complicated virtual desktop solutions. Over the last several months we have met with campus technology leaders across the country. With their feedback and a long history of industry experience, we have designed our new products with your students, faculty, and staff in mind. Built in the public cloud Open Access Labs, Classroom Virtual Desktops, and Virtual Applications provide a scalable, resilient, and economical way to ensure that technology does not get in the way of learning or productivity. Powered by Amazon Web Services, eLumin's cloud-native products provide peace of mind knowing they can scale during peak times on campus and you won't have students, faculty, or staff waiting to use critical technology resources.

Some of the highlights of each product are outlined below, but be sure to see our product pages for more detailed information.

Open Access Labs - Pooled and non-persistent environment

Ideal replacement for expensive physical computer labs across campus.

  • Access from anywhere, almost any device with an Internet connection.
  • Leverage existing SSO/SAML authentication services.
  • Entirely web-based, nothing to install.
  • Accessible from macOS, Windows, Linux, and ChromeOS clients.
  • Available in Windows 7 or Windows 10.
  • Leverage existing licensing if available.
  • Define a burst capacity to meet the needs of your peak periods of usage.
  • Software delivery based on end-user characteristics (major, course, class section, etc).
  • Support for IP/Cloud printing.
  • Access to campus resources (ie: license server, etc) as necessary.
  • Fully managed/supported environment.

 

Classroom Virtual Desktops - Dedicated and persistent environment

Provide access to the latest real-world software and environments to students in the classroom.

  • Persistent virtual desktop follows a student through a course, program, or lifetime at the school - defined by business rules.
  • Entirely web-based, nothing to install
  • Accessible from macOS, Windows, Linux, and ChromeOS clients.
  • Available in Windows 7 or Windows 10.
  • Leverage existing licensing if available.
  • Software delivery based on end-user characteristics (major, course, class section, etc).
  • Introduce complex hands-on learning through a secure sandbox.
  • Support for IP/Cloud printing.
  • Access to campus resources (ie: license server, etc) as necessary.
  • Fully managed/supported environment.

 

Virtual Applications - When the whole desktop isn't needed

Perfect when a full desktop environment isn't needed but users still need access to Windows-based applications.

  • Deliver a wide variety of applications from the most simple application to complex GPU, CPU, or memory intensive applications such as those used in 3D design and engineering.
  • Software delivery based on end-user characteristics (major, course, class section, etc).
  • Multiple directory-based integration options.
  • Support for IP/Cloud printing.
  • Support for HTML5 browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge.
  • Fully managed/supported environment.

 

If you are in Denver for EDUCAUSE 2018, be sure to schedule a time at the eLumin Suite to discuss how we can help you support your technology needs on campus. If you want to learn more but have a packed schedule in Denver or aren't able to make it to EDUCAUSE setup a web conference, please contact us here.

About eLumin

eLumin was founded on the belief that technology should never stand in the way of student learning. We deliver cloud-based solutions for Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and voice-enabled technologies to increase engagement on campus and support enhance learning outcomes. To learn more about eLumin, please visit elumin.co.

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eLumin selected to join AWS EdStart Program

Jan 1, 2019 5:31:00 AM / by Greg M. Smith posted in corporate, aws

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eLumin selected to join AWS EdStart Program

McLean, VA - September 7, 2018: eLumin was selected this week to join the AWS EdStart program. The AWS educational technology (EdTech) startup accelerator, is designed to help entrepreneurs build the next generation of online learning, analytics, and campus management solutions on the AWS Cloud. The program is designed to enable EdTech startups to move faster with specially tailored benefits.

Mohammad A. Haque co-founder and SVP of Engineering at eLumin said "AWS has been an amazing partner to eLumin, both in the people we have been working with and the technology that helps to drive our student-centric Desktop as a Service platform. We are excited to join an amazing group of companies whose primary purpose is to solve problems in education."

"We have a long history of working with Amazon Web Services in education from cloud migrations, strategy and development to support learning in the classroom. The interaction with AWS goes way beyond that of a traditional vendor relationship, they are truly a valued partner in the work that we do" said Greg M. Smith, co-founder and President of eLumin.

About eLumin

eLumin was founded on the belief that technology should never stand in the way of student learning. Delivering on cloud-based solutions for Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and voice enabled technologies to advance the student experience. To learn more about eLumin, please visit elumin.co.

#edtech #aws #cloud #edstart #startup

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