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.
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.
A university in Japan has implemented a supercomputer system that powers a new research cloud.
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.
Indiana University is launching an initiative called "IUAnyWare," which will provide cloud-based services to faculty and students across mobile and desktop platforms.
A company with a security appliance for network access control has just released a version that runs in virtual environments. ForeScout Technologies, which sells CounterACT in appliance form, is now making the same functionality available as a virtual appliance for VMware.
The Fedora Project has released an update to its flagship Linux-based operating system, Fedora 15.
Dell has rolled out an enhanced Dell Virtual Lab 2.0 solution, as well as two new thin clients: the Dell OptiPlex FX130 and FX170.
Oracle has released an update to its cross-platform virtual desktop software, Sun Ray Software 5.2.
A research university in London's East End has adopted a new virtual lab system for delivering "hands-on" learning to graduate and undergraduate students studying Internet protocol- and infrastructure-related topics.
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