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Microsoft Promotes Azure as Alternative to Physical Computer Labs

Microsoft is hoping to replace the concept of the physical computer lab on campus with its cloud-based version. The company already has DevTest Labs for test environments. Now it's promoting Azure Lab Services to enable a campus to set up an environment, provision Windows or Linux virtual machines, install the software and tools that are needed and make them available to users.

Dartmouth Joins Aristotle Cloud Federation

Dartmouth University has joined the Aristotle Cloud Federation, the federated cloud-based research computing project established by Cornell University and its partners, the University at Buffalo and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

AWS Appliance Connects On-Premises Apps to AWS Storage Services

Amazon Web Services has put its Storage Gateway — for connecting on-premises applications to AWS storage services — into a hardware appliance.

From Disaster Recovery to a New Outlook on Learning

For Puerto Rico's Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, the process of restoring campus systems after Hurricane Maria led to new opportunities for active learning and community engagement.

Talari Launches SD-WAN Solution for Connecting Multiple Cloud Services

Talari Networks announced a new offering targeting the growing software-defined wide-area-network space, highlighting connectivity to multiple cloud services.



OpenDaylight Releases Updates to SDN Controller, Network Functions Virtualization Platform

The ninth release of the OpenDaylight software-defined networking and network functions virtualization platform is out, adding new functionality and marking adoption gains.

Salesforce.org Updates Education Cloud with Enhanced Advising Tools, Advancement Features and More

Salesforce.org today announced a number of updates to its Education Cloud platform, including enhancements to its Salesforce Advisor Link product, new features for developing alumni and donor relationships, new Higher Education Data Architecture capabilities and an expansion to Education Cloud data architecture for K-12 institutions.

Data Analytics and Student Advising: Creating a Culture Shift on Campus

By nature, an initiative that employs data analytics for student advising is built on the latest technology. But for Syracuse University, technology is always looked upon as a path to a solution; not a driver of change in itself. Find out why understanding campus culture is central to the university's "Orange SUccess" initiative.

Northern Virginia CC Partners with AWS for Cloud Degree Offering

This fall, Northern Virginia Community College will offer a Cloud Computing specialization for its Information Systems Technology associate of applied science degree. The college worked with Amazon Web Services' A.W.S. Educate program to create the new degree offering, which is "designed to address one of the most pressing skill-demands in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and the nation," according to a news announcement.

Unizin Building Data Platform on the Google Cloud

Unizin, the consortium of 25 colleges and universities focused on improving teaching and learning with technology, is turning to the Google Cloud as the foundation for an "interoperable, standards-driven ecosystem for teaching and learning data." The Unizin Data Platform will allow member universities to securely store, integrate and analyze student data and leverage those insights to improve student outcomes.