Hardware


Disaster Recovery: Protecting Campus Data Against the Inevitable

South Carolina's Coastal Carolina University uses technology to steel its IT infrastructure against weather emergencies.

Exinda Beefs Up Network Optimization

Exinda, maker of computer networking optimization devices and associated software, has released a new network appliance designed to address bandwidth problems in large-volume educational networks, as well as ExOS 5.5, the latest software platform version for use with the appliance and other devices in the company's "x60" series.

How To Determine Classroom AV Requirements: An Overview

Defining appropriate room characteristics can simplify classroom design and improve the chances of its success as a teaching and learning space.

Texas Tech Upgrades Antennas for Stadium Rehab

When a phone company's name is on your university's facility, do you want calls made through its cellular service to be dropped inside that building? Avoiding that scenario may be part of the reasoning behind Texas Tech University's decision to deploy a new antenna system to support cellular service in its newly renovated Jones AT&T Stadium.

New IBM Mainframe Can Manage 100,000 Virtual Machines Simultaneously

IBM has launched what it described its most significant advance in data center infrastructure over the last two decades. The new zEnterprise is a mainframe noteworthy not just because of its increased processing capacity but because it is the first to provide integration with its Power7 blade infrastructure and x86-based blade racks.

Indiana Wesleyan U Speeds Backup with Disk-Based System

Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion has gone public with its deployment of storage equipment from Quantum to replace a system using a Dell tape library and Symantec NetBackup version 4.5. The newer setup uses a DXi7500 Express disk-based system with 9 TB of disk space, along with a Quantum Scalar i500 tape library.

Nimbus Launches 240 TB-Capacity Flash Storage System

Nimbus Data Systems this week unveiled a solid state flash system for enterprises that can support capacities reaching nearly 250 terabytes within a single file system.

Faculty, IT Diverge on the Importance of Classroom Tech

Faculty members and campus IT staff aren't exactly in agreement on the necessity of some technologies in education. According to a new survey, some of the key differences in perception are in the areas of virtual education and online collaboration, though those aren't the only differences. On the whole, IT places a much higher importance on technology than educators themselves.

Coming This Fall: Windows Azure Cloud Appliances

Addressing one of the key objectives of cloud computing, Microsoft this week said its Windows Azure platform will be available as an appliance that can run on customer and partner premises.