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.


Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 Offers Performance and Scalability Improvements

Red Hat has released a new version of its open-source enterprise virtualization platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0.

IBM Acquires Green Hat

IBM has acquired Green Hat, a provider of automated software testing and environment virtualization. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.



VMware Launches New View Clients for Mac and Linux

VMware will launch new VMware View Clients for Mac and Linux, as well as the Kindle Fire, along with updates to its VMware View Clients for iPad and Android.

Virtualization and the Cloud: NOT the Same Thing

The terms cloud computing and virtualization are often--and mistakenly--used interchangeably. They are not the same.

Cloud Control

In the second of a two-part series, CT looks at how IT professionals can make the business case for cloud computing while addressing ongoing concerns about taking their institutions into the cloud.

Solaris 11 Brings Enhanced Virtualization to Cloud-Centric OS

Oracle has released its Solaris 11 operating system (OS), which the company previewed last month at the Oracle OpenWorld 2011 event in San Francisco. Solaris 11 provides built-in virtualization capabilities for OS, network, and storage resources and is designed to run enterprise applications in private, hybrid, or public clouds. Oracle described it as the first fully virtualized, cloud OS.

Leostream Launches Subscription-Based Mobile Desktop Service for Higher Ed

Leostream, a developer of virtual hosted desktop software, has launched its Leostream Mobile Desktops service, which provides subscription-based, cloud-hosted desktop services built on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

AccessNow Transforms Desktop Apps into Web Portlets

Ericom has released a new addition to its AccessNow product family, Ericom AccessNow for Enterprise Portals, which provides secure, cross-platform Web access to Windows applications and desktops.

Microsoft MAP Toolkit 6.5 Beta Program Now Open

Microsoft has opened its Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.5 Beta review program.

AppSense Releases Free Version of User Managed Applications Technology

AppSense, which develops products to help organizations virtualize user settings, is creating a set of programs to let users install applications without administrative rights even in lockdown situations.