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.


New IBM Mainframe Can Manage 100,000 Virtual Machines Simultaneously

IBM has launched what it described its most significant advance in data center infrastructure over the last two decades. The new zEnterprise is a mainframe noteworthy not just because of its increased processing capacity but because it is the first to provide integration with its Power7 blade infrastructure and x86-based blade racks.

Nimbus Launches 240 TB-Capacity Flash Storage System

Nimbus Data Systems this week unveiled a solid state flash system for enterprises that can support capacities reaching nearly 250 terabytes within a single file system.



Microsoft Releases SP1 Beta for Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft has launched the beta release of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Paragon Tool Upgrade Addresses Virtualization Migration

Paragon Software Group has upgraded a software utility to speed up the migration of files from physical computers onto virtual computers or from one virtual environment to another.

Microsoft Enhances Hyper-V R2 for Failover Clustering

Microsoft announced earlier this month that failover cluster support using Hyper-V R2 has gotten a boost.

Chicago State Overhauls Management of IT Systems

Chicago State University, a public university in Illinois with a campus community of 7,200, will be implementing a new infrastructure monitoring platform for its IT operations.

Microsoft Releases Service Pack 2 for App-V 4.5

Microsoft has released Service Pack 2 for its App-V 4.5 application virtualization solution.

Citrix Extends Client Virtualization

Virtualization software maker Citrix Systems last week unveiled the world's first bare-metal client hypervisor and announced a new version of its server virtualization platform.

Pano Logic Updates Desktop Virtualization Device

Pano Logic has updated its desktop virtualization system to provide support for Microsoft Windows 7, tighter integration with VMware View VDI management tools, and additional end user controls.

Citrix Takes Virtualization, Conferencing Tools to iPad

Citrix has released versions of its GoToMeeting and Receiver applications for iPad. Both are available now at no charge.