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.


Mike Sajor

Inside Apollo's Massive Learning Platform

As the company behind the University of Phoenix and numerous other educational holdings around the globe, Apollo Education Group knows something about scale. CT asked CIO Mike Sajor about the institution's new learning platform, how it supports hundreds of thousands of students, and the choice to host it in a private cloud.

U Iowa Upgrades Virtual Desktop Service

The University of Iowa is upgrading its virtual desktop service in an effort to improve speed and performance.



The Impending IT Headache of the 26 Billion-Thing Internet of Things

The rapid growth of interconnected devices making up the Internet of Things will wreak havoc on data security, storage, servers, networks and end user privacy, according to a new report.

Infinitely Virtual Offers New Cloud Hosting Plan for Education Market

Cloud server provider Infinitely Virtual today introduced Virtual Terminal Server — Standard, the first of what will eventually be four cloud hosting plans for the academic market.

College of Idaho Upgrades Storage for Virtualized Environment

The College of Idaho has implemented new storage infrastructure to improve the performance of its virtualized environment.

New Dell Thin Client and Infrastructure Support Windows Server 2012 R2 and vWorkspace

Dell has introduced a new data center solution and thin client that support Windows Server 2012 R2 and vWorkspace.

Atlantis Ships ILIO USX Software-Defined Storage

Atlantis Computing, a developer of software-defined storage solutions, has released Atlantis ILIO USX (unified software-defined storage), which is designed for virtualized server workloads.

Antioch U Implements Browser-Based Access to IBM SPSS

Antioch University has implemented a zero-client solution to enable students to access specialized research software and other Windows applications from anywhere using their computer, tablet or smartphone.

U Maryland Eastern Shore Consolidates Virtual Machine Backups

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has replaced three separate backup solutions with a single, consolidated solution for its virtual machine backups and offsite archive.

UC San Diego Deploying 2 PFLOPS System Supporting High-Performance Virtualization

The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego is deploying Comet, a virtualized petascale supercomputer to address the needs of "the 99 percent."