About Ous

Structure and history


The term CViS and the associated website is the logical parenthesis to describe a very successful cross-faculty cooperation in the area of desktop virtualization with vmWare Horizon View, which has been practiced for many years.
This parenthesis/brand is intended to simplify both internal university communication and communication with external partners. For example, information for users will be simplified (central point with up-to-date information), and joint successes will be presented more easily in publications.


  • 2009: The IT Service Center (ITSC) of the Faculty of Economics is a pioneer in the field of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure at German universities and provides up to 400 VMs for software-supported teaching/learning.
  • 2012: Faculty of Biology wants to introduce VMs. Research for existing experiences at the UDE brings the contact to the ITSC. This results in cooperation in the form of a cluster within the ITSC infrastructure.
  • The implementation is successful and very fast
  • 2014: The Department of Construction Sciences (Faculty of Engineering) plans to introduce VDI to improve the service for students, research and teaching. The Rectorate provides funds (ZLV 14-17)
  • 2015: Decision to establish two new VDI clusters together
  • 2016: Decision to lead the cooperation under the name CViS = Competence Cluster Virtual Systems
  • 2016: Commissioning of the new VDI cluster, start of VDI implementation in the construction sciences department.
  • 2020: CVIS provides ressources for a university wide used BigBlueButton cluster to cope with the corona crisis.
  • 20.02.2018 - 16:56:02

    CVIS / Uni-DuE auf der vmWorld vorgestellt

    Die Arbeit des CViS wurde auf der vmWorld (Hausmesse von vmWare) in Barcelona vorgestellt und positiv aufgenommen.

    Es …
  • 11.01.2018 - 18:26:01

    Artikel in der IT-ZOOM

    Die Veränderungen in der IT-Landschaft und enstehenden Möglichkeiten werden in der Fachzeitschrift "IT-ZOOM" am Beispiel …
  • 12.12.2017 - 16:45:12

    Besuch aus Bingen und Bochum

    Am Dienstag den 05.12.2017 waren Mitarbeiter der TH-Bingen zu Besuch und am Dienstag den 12.12.2017 waren Mitarbeiter der …
  • 18.03.2019 - 09:46:03


    Am Freitag 10.05.2019 ein Test der Notstromversorgung statt. Dabei werden keine Ausfälle erwartet.
  • 28.03.2018 - 13:56:03

    Normal Operation

    No know outages. / Keine bekannte Ausfälle