Hardware


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.

Columbia Southern U Tracks Network Activity To Improve Access to Educational Tools

Columbia Southern University has gone public with an implementation of a program it put into place at the end of 2009 to monitor availability and bandwidth of its network.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of AV Planning

"AV in education is a long-term investment for everyone," according to audiovisual expert Scott Walker. In this interview with Campus technology, he explains how to give that investment the best chance of success and reveals the kinds of problems that can sometimes get in the way that success, especially in the planning stages.

100 Gigabit Network Proposal Gets Federal Funding

The national broadband plan promoted in March by the Federal Communications Commission just received a federal boost. A group of national research and education networking organizations will be the recipients of $62.5 million from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Balancing Sustainability and Economic Reality

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is adopting an aggressive, all-encompassing stance to become as green as possible, recouping expenses with long-term energy savings.