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.
Atlantis Computing, a developer of software-defined storage solutions, has released Atlantis ILIO USX (unified software-defined storage), which is designed for virtualized server workloads.
Antioch University has implemented a zero-client solution to enable students to access specialized research software and other Windows applications from anywhere using their computer, tablet or smartphone.
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has replaced three separate backup solutions with a single, consolidated solution for its virtual machine backups and offsite archive.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego is deploying Comet, a virtualized petascale supercomputer to address the needs of "the 99 percent."
The University of California Los Angeles Library Service has completed implementation of desktops-as-a-service (DaaS) across its 13 campus libraries.
Lenovo unveiled two new ThinkServers at the Educause 2013 conference in Anaheim last week.
Cost savings is one of the main arguments made for desktop virtualization. Here, the CIO of Lone Star College System shares how to calculate the TCO and ROI of your virtualization project.
Parallels has introduced Parallels Access for iPad, which lets users remotely access their Windows and Mac applications from an iPad and use them as if they were native iPad apps.
With the National Security Agency snooping through cloud data stores, mistrust in the public cloud has hit an all-time high. Ready-made private cloud solutions can provide the advantages of the cloud without the liabilities.
The CIO of Lone Star College System discusses how to evaluate desktop virtualization opportunities, set up pilots, and ultimately establish a reliable production environment.