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.
Oxford University has gone public with its implementation of esXpress from PHD Virtual Technologies to provide backup and recovery for its VMware environment. The university's Network Systems Management Services (NSMS) group uses the software to protect a VMware virtualization environment that includes 14 ESX servers and a single-site ESX cluster with 10 blades.
Microsoft announced the beta release of System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010 last week.
IBM rolled out a free toolkit to help IT pros migrate their infrastructure to IBM products and use Microsoft's virtualization technology to consolidate servers.
Microsoft last week announced a number of updates to its System Center line of server management products.
Citrix has launched a new program to get its technology into college courses.
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2009 will get an R2 upgrade next month, according to an announcement by Microsoft earlier this week.
Reflex Systems has released version 2.0 of Reflex VMC, its virtualization integration platform. Updates show up in its policy and software asset management functions, role-based access control, and cloud-computing features. Reflex Virtualization Management Center (VMC) integrates security, compliance, audit, and management of the virtual environment.
Red Hat has released the fourth update of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) platform, which the company is calling the foundation of its virtualization portfolio.
Microsoft released the latest version of its free standalone server virtualization solution Friday.
The fifth-annual VMworld user conference gets under way this week in San Francisco with a flurry of product announcements; a schedule packed with keynotes, sessions, labs, and product demos; and a bit of controversy.