The qwikLABS® Platform

Cloud vLAB Inc. is the developer of the qwikLABS® hands-on software learning platform and service. Platform users can create, manage and run labs anytime. Labs are delivered via the public cloud to classrooms, events or online; anywhere there is access to the Internet. qwikLABS® is used by lab creators, instructors/trainers, administrators, coordinators and students around the world.

qwikLABS® platform users are able to create, manage, deploy and run lab environments around the clock and around the world, and do so in a way complementary to the business or education institution’s flow of assignments, modules, classes, courses. qwikLABS® is integratable with other software elements of most institution’s infrastructure, including their learning management system and/or the student information system.

qwikLABS® takes full advantage of Amazon Web Services public cloud technologies, delivering clients low cost, rapid time to market, and extreme scalability.

By the nature of our single software build, and reinvestment of development efforts into our single software environment, all customers benefit from the developments, feature requests, and enhancements made for any one customer. The constant addition of qwikLABS® users results in more innovation, more features and more efficiency for all of our users.

qwikLABS® Platform Features & Benefits:

Feature Function Benefit
User and Account Management Secure user account creation , sign-in, credential management One-click to lab launch student experience provides access to classes and labs
Fleet Management Automatic cloud resource cleanup after end of use Dramatically reduces administrative burden and cost over-runs
qwikLABS® User Roles Role based UI and logic for Students, Instructors, Coordinators, Creators and Administrators Easy to use role based features and functionality.
Lab & Class Templates Labs and Classes are stored for later re-use and adaptation Reduced time to next iterations of common labs and classes
Management & Reporting Collects data and provides usage analytics regarding: users, labs, classes and more Always available information to manage business operations and platform usage
Security Sandboxed environment for users and deployments Moves the lab environment off the local network
Global data center assets Scalable Infrastructure provides global performance and redundancy qwikLABS® can operate on demand in ALL AWS datacenters worldwide providing service backup
Language Localization qwikLABS® may be customized for local country usage to extend reach to new markets. Currently localized for Japanese and Turkish. Other languages prioritized by customer demand.
Hotlabs Pre-launch lab environments for instant access (extra charges apply) When required for time-critical lab usage, users can have instant access to labs
Shared Resource Labs Multiple users sharing an instance of a scarce resource (e.g. multi-node cluster, expensive GPUs) or for team projects Constrains costs for expensive or scarce resources, while opening access to multiple users
Tokens Provides for unique codes for access to self-paced labs at a time convenient for the user Creates medium of exchange for hands-on lab access – can be sold retail, distributed at events, or provided to students or alumni
Marketplace Leverages tokens for individual or group retail online sale of self-paced labs anywhere, anytime Extends reach to new markets, generating incremental revenue
Publish and Subscribe Create once, publish to multiple qwikLABS® deployments Scales individual labs and courses to multi-site, multi-deployment management
Programmable labs and scripts Labs coded in standards-based, scriptable languages, fully open and documented Infrastructure-As-Code – full transparency, visibility and extensibility
RESTful API qwikLABS® will provide documented API for integration projects Create greater flexibility and integration for lab usage in your environment
IMSglobal LTI compliant qwikLABS® can be configured as an LTI “External Tool” Launch labs from within your LTI-compliant LMS and have SSO and other benefits
Support Online, self-help knowledge-base and ticketing Address issues with lab access and contact qwikLABS® for resolution