Asta Labs at Microsoft Partner Strategy Conference

On October 15-16th Asta Labs took part in the Microsoft Partner Strategy Conference 2014, held in Serock near Warsaw. An annual event, this year the conference promoted Microsoft’s motto ‘mobile first, cloud first’, concentrating on the issues of cloud computing, mobility, social media, security, and Big Data. The conference gathered more than 130 prominant Microsoft Partner companies from the Polish IT sector.

Regarded by Microsoft in Poland as one of the most promising partners in the area of advanced software solutions, Asta Labs has been among just several software vendors directly invited by the organizers. Using such an excellent opportunity, Asta Labs demonstrated the entire portfolio of its innovative mobile cloud solutions for both corporate and private users, presenting an exact answer to the challenge that results from the conference’s motto.

Lab Resources Reservation on Asta Platform

Using the newest release of the Asta Platform, the flagship product of Asta Labs, the Department of Switching and Computer Networks of the Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) has just implemented the first production version of its Lab Resources Reservation system. The system allows the students that attend the courses provided by the Institute of Telecommunications (IT; the parent unit of the Department) to reserve the time and the resources required for their laboratory assignments.

As a rule the resources are accessed remotely and are provisioned at runtime using the virtualisation capabilities of the Department’s IT infrastructure. Already supporting a considerable number of courses provided by the Institute, the system is used by almost 400 students of the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technologies. While primarily allowing the students to reserve the lab resources it also provides the lecturers with the capabilities of monitoring the reservation process.

The system has been implemented by the students who are active in the scientific circle of the Mobile Applications and Systems, supervised by staff members of the Department. The entire phase of system design, coding, testing and deployment has been completed within 6 weeks.