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.


Virtual Computer Labs on Campus

The University of Kentucky is in the middle of a desktop virtualization implementation that will open new doors for students using the school's 1,200 computers across 18 different computer labs.

Indiana University Partners With Citrix to Launch Personal Cloud

Indiana University and Citrix Systems have partnered to create a “personal cloud” for students, faculty, and staff. Users will be able to access applications and data from any computer, tablet, or smartphone.



Citrix Acquires Cloud.com, Pledges Interoperability

Citrix Systems has acquired the open source cloud computing platform Cloud.com. The acquisition adds Cloud.com's CloudStack product line to the Citrix cloud infrastructure portfolio, which also includes Citrix's cloud-optimized virtualization platform, XenServer.

Next Generation of LG Network Monitors Use Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 for Virtualization

LG Electronics this week unveiled its next generation of network monitors, the U Series, at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).

Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac Enterprise Edition Adds Policy Enforcement

Parallels has released Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac Enterprise Edition. Parallels Desktop enables Mac users to create a Windows virtual machine on an Apple OS X device, so they can run both Windows and Mac applications at the same time, without rebooting.

Oracle Launches Virtual Desktop Client App for iPad

Oracle has released its new Virtual Desktop Client App for iPad, which provides secure access to Oracle Sun Ray Software and Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure virtual desktops.

Soft Where? Licensing Struggles in a Virtual World

Software licensing has not kept pace with the shift to virtualization on campus. IT administrators discuss the challenges they face, and debate the future of licensing.

Where Does Desktop Virtualization Fit in Higher Ed?

Johns Hopkins University is testing out a new virtualized desktop environment in two of its schools. The move is allowing the university to make its computing spaces more collaborative for students and extend software to students' personal computers. In the process, it's also helping to ease some of IT's workload.

Hokkaido U Builds Academic Cloud with Open Source Tech

A university in Japan has implemented a supercomputer system that powers a new research cloud.

Ericom Launches Pure HTML5 RDP Client

Ericom has released AccessNow, a pure HTML5 remote desktop (RDP) client that runs within a Web browser without the need to install anything on the client device.