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.


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.

CA To Acquire Nimsoft

CA Inc. has agreed to acquire Nimsoft, a closely held provider of system, network, and cloud network monitoring tools targeted at small and mid-sized enterprises, for $350 million in cash.

High Performance Computing Virtualization Drives Coventry U Engineering Program

UK-based Coventry University has implemented a virtualized environment in its automotive engineering program that has reduced management of its high-performance computing infrastructure.

IT Budgets, Spending Set for Rebound as CIOs Realign Priorities

Worldwide IT spending and IT department budgets across public and private sectors are set to make something of a comeback following 2009's drastic declines. Further, all major segments in IT are expected to see positive growth in 2010, according to two separate reports released this week by market research firm Gartner Inc.

Scottsdale CC Turns to Virtualization To Cut IT Costs

Scottsdale Community College (SCC) in Arizona has moved to desktop virtualization with the launch of mySCC, a Web-based portal that provides users virtual desktops, applications, personal files, and network resources from any computer with Internet access. The portal uses Citrix Systems' XenDesktop to deliver virtual desktops and applications on Mac OS X and Windows systems, as well as iPhones and iPod Touches.

Microsoft and HP Ink Cloud, Virtualization Pact

Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard this week disclosed a $250 million, three-year partnership to develop and market next-generation datacenter technology and application infrastructure that combines virtualization, system management, and cloud computing.