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.

Building Learning Spaces in Unexpected Places

Austin Community College transformed an aging shopping mall into a revitalized campus hub and high-tech learning lab.

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Drake U Supports Diverse Student Devices With Virtualized Applications

When the time came to refresh the computer hardware in Drake University's labs, the Infrastructure and Security Services (ISS) team turned to virtualization to reduce their hardware needs while providing students with anytime, anywhere access to applications on their own devices.

University of Toronto Deploys OpenSDS Platform

The University of Toronto has implemented an open source-driven software defined storage platform to support its server virtualization, network storage and centralized data backup systems.

Midland College To Save $4.4 Million with Efficiency Upgrades, Cloud Computing

Midland College has completed sustainability upgrades, including efforts to improve IT efficiency, projected to save $4.4 million in energy and operational expenses over the course of 15 years.

UC Irvine Implements New Storage Management

The University of California Irvine has implemented a new storage system to manage all of its virtualized workloads.

Marist Beefs Up Cloud and Virtualization Tools in SDN Lab

A New York college that runs a testing lab for cloud computing will be adding new technology from two private partners to expand what students can do.

How Virtualization Makes BYOD Better

Educational IT leaders should not be “trying to do the same thing you’ve always done for less money,” but instead “doing something you can’t do any other way,” according to Doug Meade, the director of information technology at York County School Division (VA).

4 Lessons Learned from Virtual Application Management Rollouts

In a session at the Citrix Synergy conference in Orlando, FL, IT leaders from the universities of Central Florida, South Florida and Florida shared their experiences rolling out and maintaining virtual application management technology.

5 Ways to Create a 'Post-PC Environment'

Education technology is moving toward a “post-PC environment,” where software will be online, students will access everything they need from one cheap device and BYOD will stand for “bring your own data,” according to Duane Schau, director of client services at Indiana University.

ViewSonic Debuts Turnkey Desktop Virtualization Platform

ViewSonic has unveiled the VSA100 ViewSonic Server Appliance powered by MaximumBit's Desktop365.