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.
The six-campus Lone Star College System (TX), in the suburbs of Houston, has developed a sophisticated private cloud that offers greater flexibility, lower hardware costs, and improved performance.
Can virtual desktops replace traditional computer labs? A project underway at multiple Ohio institutions is looking to determine just that.
Desktop layering software from Unidesk will be incorporated into Dell's desktop virtualization solution to provide increased affordability and ease for virtual desktop implementation.
Pano Logic has updated its desktop virtualization software.
Oracle has released new versions of its desktop virtualization products, Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) 3.4, Sun Ray Software 5.3, and Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 3.1.
Citrix is upgrading a remote support application to work on more mobile devices and will be adding a feature to its virtualized desktop application to give users remote access to their devices from any other device.
If there were any confusion about where Citrix Systems believes its future lies, it has tried to put confusion to rest with announcement of Project Avalon, an ambitious program to sew together its desktop and application virtualization technologies and infrastructure services and allow them to be managed from a common cloud-based layer.
Massachusetts Maritime Academy is going into wide rollout on a VDI deployment first piloted by the institution last year.
Barracuda Networks has released version 4.2 of its Barracuda Backup Service, which now includes VMware host support.
Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) has virtualized its backup and recovery systems so personnel can now manage backups of its heterogeneous IT infrastructure through a unified interface.