Virtualization in Higher Education

Colleges and universities are adopting virtualization to improve data center efficiency, consolidate servers, save money, and reduce energy consumption. Here you'll find articles showcasing institutions that are moving to virtualized computing environments, along with news stories covering the latest technology developments.


U San Diego Uses Cloud To Support Global Study Abroad Program in Spain

The University of San Diego has implemented a cloud solution to migrate data to the United Kingdom, so it can provide students in its international studies abroad program in Madrid, Spain with reliable access to core academic and administrative information systems.

U San Diego Reduces Backup Disk Storage Demands with Data Deduplication

The University of San Diego has implemented a data deduplication appliance with backup software for virtual environments to significantly reduce its disk storage needs for backing up the school's virtual machine data.



Penn State Implements Clientless Remote Access to University Applications

Penn State has replaced its Java-based remote access system with a clientless solution to provide students and faculty with access to university software from anywhere, through virtually any device.

U Southern California Extends Computing Resources with Remote Desktops

The University of Southern California has deployed an identity management suite and remote desktop service in an effort to extend access to its learning environment and tools while saving money.

Managing Anytime, Anywhere Access to Windows and Mac Apps at USC Engineering

Students in the University of Southern California's School of Engineering no longer need to crowd into busy computer labs to access the specialized software they need. The school has implemented remote access to both Windows and Mac software, so students can do their work from anywhere using their own laptops. And they can access both platforms with a single user account, so the school's IT team doesn't have to manage separate Windows and Mac user profiles for thousands of engineering students.

Berkeley Pushes Student Stats Apps to Phoenix NAP Cloud

An academic department at the University of California Berkeley has shifted to a cloud solution in order to give students virtual access to statistical applications.

Georgia Tech Engineering Students Use Virtual Desktops to Access Specialized Tools Anywhere, Anytime

One of the country's largest engineering programs has implemented virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) so its students can access industry standard engineering software tools from any computer, anywhere they are connected to the Internet.

Mike Sajor

Inside Apollo's Massive Learning Platform

As the company behind the University of Phoenix and numerous other educational holdings around the globe, Apollo Education Group knows something about scale. CT asked CIO Mike Sajor about the institution's new learning platform, how it supports hundreds of thousands of students, and the choice to host it in a private cloud.

U Iowa Upgrades Virtual Desktop Service

The University of Iowa is upgrading its virtual desktop service in an effort to improve speed and performance.

The Impending IT Headache of the 26 Billion-Thing Internet of Things

The rapid growth of interconnected devices making up the Internet of Things will wreak havoc on data security, storage, servers, networks and end user privacy, according to a new report.