ReadyTech Hosted Lab Solutions

The most flexible and reliable hosted labs in the industry.

Hands-on labs are a critical component of high quality technical training. No company provides more flexible and reliable lab solutions than ReadyTech. If you need hosted labs, we provide both cloud and hardware-based solutions. If your labs require custom hardware, we support that too. If you want students to use their own local systems to do the lab exercise, we also have a solution for that.

SaaS Labs

If you are training on a SaaS application or any application that runs in a browser, we have a cost- effective and innovative way for you to deliver your virtual instructor-led training (VILT). Most companies with browser-based applications have two choices for delivering VILT:

Option #1 – Have the students use their local system for the labs. While free, it leaves the instructor unable to monitor and assist students during the course.

Option #2 – Give each student their own hosted lab. This provides the oversight and control the instructor needs but providing a hosted lab for someone that just needs a browser is not efficient.

There is now a 3rd choice which combines the oversight and control of hosted labs with the cost effectiveness of having students use their own local system. ReadyTech Hosted Lab Solution allows students to use their own system to access the target application while providing the instructor with full oversight and control. As students work in the application, the instructor can see what they do and jump in and take control if a student needs help. While the instructor works on a student’s system, the student can see how the issue is fixed. ReadyTech Hosted Lab Solution requires no plugins or other software to be installed and supports all browsers and OS combinations. If you want more information about our solution for SaaS labs, contact us at get-info@readytech.com to setup a demo.

Lab Hosting

If you are looking for a hosted lab solution, look no further. We provide the most flexible and robust lab hosting solutions on the market. Whether you need cloud-based labs, hardware labs, or require custom equipment for your training, we can work with you to design your ideal lab setup.

Cloud Labs

All clouds are not equal. Our cloud is designed specifically for hosting training labs. We provide a perfect balance between performance and price to meet the needs of most training organizations. Our cloud was designed from the ground up to provide the ideal solution for a global training organization. From our data centers in the US, Asia, and Europe we provide excellent worldwide performance. Our proprietary desktop viewer technology outperforms all the generic viewers other companies use. This allows you to provide your students with a fast, stable environment they will love.

Raw Hardware and Cloud Solution

Unlike other companies which leave you to do all the work of managing your training environments, we are a full service solution. Don’t spend your weekends setting-up and terminating the labs for your classes or supporting students in awkward time zones. Let our 24/7 Live Support Team handle everything for you.

Hardware Labs
Raw Hardware and Cloud Solution

We love the cloud but the truth is when it comes to pure performance, nothing beats hardware and we are one of the only companies that supports both. With hardware labs, there is no virtualization layer between your application and the physical server. Each student gets their own physical server so there is no sharing like what happens with the cloud. Besides performance, there are many other reasons customers choose to use hardware over a cloud-based solution. For example, some customers need systems with real graphics cards or access to real-time processing that isn’t available in the cloud. Some customers need each student to have hypervisor access to a system.

Another advantage of hardware can be the cost. In lab configurations where each student needs access to many virtuals machines (VMs), hardware can provide a real cost savings because you pay a daily fee for the physical server regardless of how many VMs you run on it.

We have a big variety of hardware platforms to choose from. If you are not sure whether hardware or cloud is the right solution for you, contact us at get-info@readytech.com. We are happy to help you find the perfect solution to fit your needs.

Custom Labs

If you think your hardware is too custom or complex to use a hosting vendor, think again. As a technology company, we love custom hardware challenges. Whether you are training on proprietary network or security equipment, BIOS-level programming, or some abstract wireless equipment, we promise you we can host your training labs and provide a solution you will love. You can put your equipment in one of our data centers or we can connect to it in your data center and get started immediately.

ReadyTech is one of the few lab providers that can take your proprietary hardware and host it in our data center as part of the lab setup. To read about a custom lab solution we host for one customer, download our Johnson Controls case study.

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Infrastructure

Cloud Labs
Map of ReadyTech's data centers and the major metropolitan areas it supports.
ReadyTech has multiple data centers strategically located in the United States, Europe and Asia with 24/7/365 monitoring. As we’ve learned from operating the leading training delivery platform since 1993, training departments care about the availability and performance of their online classes and want classes quickly distributed with expectations of low latency and fault tolerance. Prior to each class, we identify where instructors and students are located and deploy hardware or cloud resources at the optimal data center for fast, reliable training delivery.
Connectivity

Anyone who has tried to setup their own hosting solution will tell you there is nothing more important than connectivity. A user who can’t connect to their training environment is simply not going to have a good training experience. Companies often underestimate the complex variety of firewalls, proxies, anti-virus, and pop-up blocking software that connection software must contend with. Our connection software has a proven track record of getting students connected no matter what their network configuration is.

A True Training Delivery Platform

A True Training Delivery Platform

  • All training solutions are compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer and Opera, enabling you to offer seamless training anywhere in the world.
  • ReadyTech’s solutions use the latest HTML5 technology and does not require any plug-ins or software downloads to be installed on the user’s local machine.
  • For instructors and students, dozens of training-specific features like Thumbnail View, Support Portal, Audio, Whiteboard and Inactivity Monitor are available to ensure the most effective and productive training environments.
  • Training classes can be offered on a flexible set of infrastructure and hosting options. Use ReadyTech Raw Hardware for maximum performance, ReadyTech Cloud Services for reliable courses anywhere, or host your proprietary equipment with the help of Custom Hardware Services.
  • ReadyTech’s SaaS Hosting Service enables SaaS products to be delivered as a training environment. With this hosting option, instructors can see what students are doing in their SaaS lab exercises, take over the student’s browser, and oversee an entire class of SaaS students from a single screen.