Unbundling Sandbox and Sandbox Builder

Jul 8, 2019 8:05:00 AM / by Elise Boutcher

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


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Elise Boutcher

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