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.


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.

Indiana U Taps Desktop Virtualization for IUAnyWare

Indiana University is launching an initiative called "IUAnyWare," which will provide cloud-based services to faculty and students across mobile and desktop platforms.

ForeScout Virtualizes NAC Appliance

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.

Fedora 15 Adds Cloud Deployment Builder, GNOME 3 Desktop, Robotics Suite

The Fedora Project has released an update to its flagship Linux-based operating system, Fedora 15.

Dell Launches Virtual Lab 2.0, Expands Desktop Virtualization Line

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 Sun Ray Virtual Desktop Software Gets Improved Networking, Multimedia Playback

Oracle has released an update to its cross-platform virtual desktop software, Sun Ray Software 5.2.

UK School Taps Virtual Labs for Internet Courses

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.

Taking the Shot: When to Go Green With Your Data Center

To score on a project as expensive and complex as a green data center, a CIO needs to understand the best time to seize the opportunity.