Researchers at MIT, UT San Antonio and Notre Dame are collaborating with Internet2 and Rackspace Hosting to build a new OpenStack-optimized hybrid cloud environment designed to help the research and education community use the cloud for big data research.
For universities looking to start or accelerate their own next-generation network efforts in their communities, Gig.U is offering up lessons learned from its members broadband projects. In its latest report, "A Gigabit Garden Begins To Grow: Lessons from the First Planting," the group outlines efforts to build networks with gigabit speeds in 18 university communities around the United States.
The AIR.U Consortium has introduced a Quick Start Network Program intended to help AIR.U member institutions improve broadband network coverage and capacity.
University of California, Berkeley has installed technology to improve WiFi and mobile broadband service across campus, including its residence halls, academic and administrative buildings, and football stadium.
Midwestern State University, a public liberal arts college located in Wichita Falls, TX, has outsourced its campus residence network (ResNet) to support the rapid increase in wireless devices students are bringing on campus.
UNC Charlotte captures footage of the first football game in school history with its new mobile electronic newsgathering system.
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System will implement a high-speed fiber network to support its medical applications.
The arena's newly expanded network supports up to 7,500 concurrent users.
A university in West Virginia has gone public with its use of a cloud-based security gateway from OpenDNS.
As thousands of students updated their Apple devices to iOS 7 last month, some wireless networks struggled to handle the traffic surge, while others were smooth sailing.