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.


Ericom AccessNow 2.0 Beefs Up Security, Gets Native HTML5 Overhaul

Ericom Software has released version 2.0 of its HTML5-based remote desktop protocol (RDP) client, Ericom AccessNow.

Lithuanian University Sets up Cloud Virtualization Lab for Students

An institution in Lithuania has implemented a new virtualization lab that lets students understand cloud resources by provisioning their own.



SDSU Library Implements Storage Hypervisor To Improve VDI Performance

San Diego State University Library has implemented storage hypervisor software to improve the performance and capacity of its virtual machine storage and enable automated bulk provisioning.

Kingston U Expands Desktop Virtualization to All HTML5-Enabled Devices

Kingston University is providing its students and staff with access to the university's entire online student learning environment from any device running an HTML5-enabled browser.

BYU Taps Mid-Tier Storage Array To Support Comp Sci Research

The Computer Science department at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT has deployed a new storage system to support its virtualized operating environment.

Cal State Monterey Bay Virtualizes Academic, Research Data

California State University, Monterey Bay is expanding its use of virtualized storage to provide 24-hour access to academic and research data for students and faculty.

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.