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.


Infinitely Virtual Offers New Cloud Hosting Plan for Education Market

Cloud server provider Infinitely Virtual today introduced Virtual Terminal Server — Standard, the first of what will eventually be four cloud hosting plans for the academic market.

College of Idaho Upgrades Storage for Virtualized Environment

The College of Idaho has implemented new storage infrastructure to improve the performance of its virtualized environment.



New Dell Thin Client and Infrastructure Support Windows Server 2012 R2 and vWorkspace

Dell has introduced a new data center solution and thin client that support Windows Server 2012 R2 and vWorkspace.

Atlantis Ships ILIO USX Software-Defined Storage

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 U Implements Browser-Based Access to IBM SPSS

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.

U Maryland Eastern Shore Consolidates Virtual Machine Backups

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.

UC San Diego Deploying 2 PFLOPS System Supporting High-Performance Virtualization

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."

UCLA Library Service Rolls Out Virtual Desktops for Students

The University of California Los Angeles Library Service has completed implementation of desktops-as-a-service (DaaS) across its 13 campus libraries.

Lenovo Unveils Rack Servers for Virtualization and Cloud Environments

Lenovo unveiled two new ThinkServers at the Educause 2013 conference in Anaheim last week.

The TCO and ROI of Desktop Virtualization

Calculating the TCO and ROI of Desktop Virtualization

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.