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.
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.
The Computer Science department at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT has deployed a new storage system to support its virtualized operating environment.
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 has released a new version of its open-source enterprise virtualization platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0.
IBM has acquired Green Hat, a provider of automated software testing and environment virtualization. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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.
The terms cloud computing and virtualization are often--and mistakenly--used interchangeably. They are not the same.
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.
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, 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).