White Papers

Higher education white papers and case studies from our sponsors. Click a title to read more or download.


The Economics of Software-Defined Storage

This IDC white paper examines the economics of deploying Red Hat® Gluster Storage and Red Hat Ceph Storage. Red Hat is ushering in a new era of software-defined storage solutions. Such solutions leverage commodity x86-based hardware from server vendors and a distributed shared nothing architecture that allows businesses to build out a service-based storage infrastructure in an economically feasible manner. Read the entire paper to learn more.


OpenStack Storage for Dummies

OpenStack Storage for Dummies outlines OpenStack and Ceph basics, configuration best practices for OpenStack and Ceph together, and why Red Hat Ceph Storage is great for your enterprise. OpenStack is scale‐out technology that needs scale‐out storage to succeed. Red Hat Ceph Storage is a software‐defined storage solution that provides this scale‐out capability with an extensible architecture that integrates more tightly with OpenStack than traditional storage solutions.


Experience the Exceptional

The HP Elite family offers best in-class design, security, and collaboration, built from the ground up to inspire creativity and ignite productivity in the future business professionals. From the world’s thinnest and lightest business-class notebook1 to the world’s first built-for-business HP ELITE PCs 3-in-1 device,2 every member of the HP Elite family packs powerful performance and unique innovations into beautiful, revolutionary designs that you’ll be proud to carry. They are durable, reliable, and ready for everyday life. Welcome to the HP Elite family!


Apple Native Security for Higher Education Institutions

Higher education information security is a never-ending battle against constantly evolving threats. Attackers are increasingly sophisticated and their attack vectors are always changing. The threat landscape is expanding, with new devices joining higher education institution networks every day. One solution to this security challenge is to embrace the Apple platform and take advantage of the native Apple security frameworks. For universities and colleges around the world, this allows for good device security without compromising on user experience.


Protecting Higher Education from Costly Data Breaches

With large quantities of student and faculty information on hand, complicated information systems and distributed environments spread across departments, higher education institutions are subject to breaches in the same fashion and with the same magnitude as large corporations.


Transforming the Learning Experience

Technology helps educators redefine the classroom from traditional, one-size-fits-all instruction into flexible, on-demand approaches. However, many of today’s facilities were built for teacher-led instruction and passive learning, rather than today’s student centered learning environments. Imagine an active learning space where nearly everything is moveable and usable by students or instructors for interactive learning. Imagine engaging both mind and body to improve engagement and learning outcomes. Together, we can design an environment that encourages interaction and collaboration and encourages movement and creativity.


Serious Workstation Power Where You Need It Most

The ThinkPad P50 & P70, has four user modes that allows students to choose from Laptop mode for report writing, Stand mode for virtual collaboration, Tablet mode for sketching and reading assignments, or Tent mode for viewing design files up close.


Security Solutions and Services: A Modern Approach to Threat Protection, Detection, and Reaction

As a trusted partner for decades, we can help you identify vulnerabilities in your environment and determine which ones are exploitable and dangerous. Then we can proactively develop a prioritized action plan to support your institution.