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 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.

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).