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.


The Cloud Opens the Floodgates for Faculty Innovation

Where should innovation in learning technology take place? In the case of early, pioneering efforts in the use of technology for instruction, many teaching faculty stepped forward and took the lead. But now, given the proliferation of technology, should innovation be charged to the central IT organizations? Or, perhaps we should ask instead, should the pendulum swing even more toward faculty innovation?

2 Universities Adopt Client Virtualization

Two institutions--the University of Arizona in Tucson and Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO--have gone public with their adoptions of client machine virtualization and thin client technology from Wyse Technology.



Microsoft and Red Hat: Virtualization 'Frenemies'

Microsoft and Red Hat have validated that their respective Windows and Linux operating systems will run on each other's virtualization platforms.

eIQnetworks Adds Protection of Virtual Services to Security Product

eIQnetworks has updated SecureVue, its security, log management, and compliance product, to address security in virtual and cloud computing environments.

Oxford U Loads PHD Software for VMware Protection

Oxford University has gone public with its implementation of esXpress from PHD Virtual Technologies to provide backup and recovery for its VMware environment. The university's Network Systems Management Services (NSMS) group uses the software to protect a VMware virtualization environment that includes 14 ESX servers and a single-site ESX cluster with 10 blades.

System Center Essentials 2010 Beta Released

Microsoft announced the beta release of System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010 last week.

IBM Offers Server Planning Tool Using MAP 4.0

IBM rolled out a free toolkit to help IT pros migrate their infrastructure to IBM products and use Microsoft's virtualization technology to consolidate servers.

Microsoft Releases System Center Updates

Microsoft last week announced a number of updates to its System Center line of server management products.

Citrix Launches University Virtualization Training Program

Citrix has launched a new program to get its technology into college courses.

MDOP 2009 R2 Arriving Next Month

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 will get an R2 upgrade next month, according to an announcement by Microsoft earlier this week.