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.
Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN is launching a major desktop virtualization initiative that will provide virtual Windows desktops to its campus community. The move will allow MTSU's 27,000-plus students, staff, and faculty to access the university's computing resources on and off campus through their own computers and through smart phones and tablets, such as Apple's iPad.
Nutanix has released Nutanix Complete Cluster, a solution designed for virtualization that uses a distributed system software layer to combine servers and storage into a single tier and eliminates the need for network storage.
To meet the challenge posed by soaring enrollment and widely separated campuses, Texas' Lone Star College System looked to the cloud for a solution. In an interview with CT, Link Alander, LSCS's vice chancellor of technology services, discusses the benefits of cloud-based IT services.
Radiant Logic has launched a new suite that will allow its customers to provide users with access to programs hosted both internally on the network and in the cloud.
The Access Adaptive Technology Virtualization project marks the first-ever effort to create a statewide virtual lab with assistive software for disabled students.
A college system in Houston, TX has begun seeing big returns on its three-year long construction of a private cloud infrastructure to expedite delivery of IT services to its 62,000 students and 4,800 employees.
AppSense has released the latest version of its User Virtualization Platform (UVP), AppSense Environment Manager version 8.1, which includes a redesigned foundation architecture, better resource management, and new and improved administration tools.
The University of Kentucky is in the middle of a desktop virtualization implementation that will open new doors for students using the school's 1,200 computers across 18 different computer labs.
Indiana University and Citrix Systems have partnered to create a “personal cloud” for students, faculty, and staff. Users will be able to access applications and data from any computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Parallels has released Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac Enterprise Edition. Parallels Desktop enables Mac users to create a Windows virtual machine on an Apple OS X device, so they can run both Windows and Mac applications at the same time, without rebooting.