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.


Chinese University Rolls Out Infrastructure-as-a-Service To Support Digital Campus Initiative

A university in China has launched a digital campus and campus card system using infrastructure-as-aservice technology.

Virtual Realities: Lone Star Virtualizes IT Systemwide

Being the nation's fastest-growing community college is both a blessing and a curse for Lone Star College System (LSCS) of Houston. Expanding the system from 68,000 students to more than 85,000 during a 36-month span was an impressive feat, of course, but managing an increasingly strained information technology infrastructure across 14 campuses was literally a balancing act for LSCS' IT team.



10 Myths of Virtualization

Lone Star College System has become a virtualization success story. One secret to its success: not allowing common virtualization fears to hold back progress.

HP Launches New Servers for Virtualized Environments

HP has released two new four-socket servers designed for complex virtualized environments.

London School of Economics Automates Virtualized Infrastructure Management

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has automated control of its virtualized IT infrastructure to help ensure its resources are used as efficiently as possible.

DataCore Revs Virtualized Storage Software, Adds Heatmaps, and More

DataCore Software has added heatmaps to show hot spots of disk activity in the newest version of its flagship storage virtualization product.

Pano System for Cloud/Terminal Services 2.0 Gets Improved Device Management, Endpoint Security

Pano Logic, a developer of zero client desktop virtualization products, is releasing Pano System for Cloud/Terminal Services 2.0, which enables organizations to connect legacy terminal services resources to current cloud-based computing resources.

VMware Bundles Virtualization Products To Spark Cloud Buildout

In an effort to prod organizations to convert their sometimes-scattered virtualized operations into private cloud formations, VMware has put together an expansive set of its products into a single suite.

Spalding Virtualizes SAN to Improve Capacity, Redundancy

Spalding University has virtualized its storage infrastructure to support 22 TB of data.

Lone Star College System

The six-campus Lone Star College System (TX), in the suburbs of Houston, has developed a sophisticated private cloud that offers greater flexibility, lower hardware costs, and improved performance.