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.


VMware vSphere 4 Now Available

VMware has announced the general availability of the vSphere 4 family of virtualization products.

Reflex Addresses Dynamic Policy Enforcement in Virtualized Environments

Reflex Systems has launched vTrust, a new function in its Virtualization Management Center (VMC), to bolster policy management in virtual environments. vTrust taps VMware's vNetwork and VMsafe application programming interfaces (APIs) to bolster security in the newly launched vSphere 4, VMware's new cloud operating environment.



CDW-G Launches Tools To Assess Virtualization Needs

Is your data center ripe for virtualization? New assessment services from CDW Government (CDW-G) have been launched to help answer just that question.

Radiant Logic Reveals 3 New Directory Offerings

Radiant Logic has segmented its flagship RadiantOne Virtual Directory Server (VDS) into two separate products: Virtual Directory Server (VDS) Proxy Edition 5.1 and VDS Context Edition 5.1. It has also released Identity and Correlation Server (ICS) 5.2. RadiantOne products all share a data modeling and virtualization engine.

Sun VirtualBox 2.2 Adds Open Virtualization Format Support

Sun Microsystems has released VirtualBox 2.2, an update to the company's free and open source desktop virtualization solution. The new release includes a number of performance and feature enhancements, as well as support for the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) specification.

Sun Releases Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3

Sun has released Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Software 3, a major update to the company's virtualization management suite. The new version includes expanded VMware support, Open Storage integration, and Active Directory support, among other enhancements.

App-V 4.5 Now Supports Windows 7 Beta

Microsoft released a cumulative update to its application virtualization solution, which now supports the Windows 7 Beta, according to an announcement issued by the company Thursday.

The Three Rs: Resourceful, Resilient, and Ready

The Three R's: Resourceful, Resilient, and Ready

Once viewed as inferior alternatives to four-year institutions, two-year colleges are now enjoying a spike in popularity--and are investing in technology to meet the growing demand.

Red Hat Enters Enterprise Virtualization Space

Red Hat this week unveiled a roadmap for a suite of enteprise-ready virtualization products. They include a new, standalone hypervisor, management products for both servers and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and a new direction for its flagship Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system.

VMLogix Enhances Essential Functionality

Virtualization vendor VMLogix has partnered with Citrix to shore up its brand-new offering, adding lab management and automation capabilities to Citrix Essentials.