The pandemic moved education around the world online. Despite the wide variety of tools and technologies available, many educational institutions failed to organize distance learning quickly and effectively. The fact is that most cloud platforms are not designed for this purpose: they are hard to use and provide too many excessive features.
Therefore, there is an urgent need for a system with an easy-to-understand interface that would make the interaction between cloud service providers and educators easier and more effective.
Softarex has developed Axis — an application for virtual lab management. It runs over AWS Elastic Beanstalk and uses Redis for the synchronization of distributed resources.
Axis allows users to deploy virtual training labs to one of the 3 top cloud vendors — AWS, GCP, and Azure. The user can choose the service provider best suited to their needs, or use more than one if the training has specific lab requirements.
An intuitive interface with understandable elements makes the app easy to use both for tech-savvy users and newbies.
The application provides a billing system that offers three billing options: subscription-based charging, pay-per-use charging, and a combination of the two. Thanks to the integration with APIs, the billing process is ever-faster and hassle-free.
Virtual lab management:
Users can schedule events to get their virtual labs automatically started and stopped by the application