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.
Barking & Dagenham College in East London has implemented a user profile management solution to reduce the amount of time required to log on to virtual desktops.
The University of Portland has implemented a campus-wide virtual desktop infrastructure solution with a network file system acceleration appliance to boost performance.
NComputing has updated its vSpace Desktop and Application Virtualization Platform with new versions of vSpace Server and vSpace Management Center and the introduction of two new support and subscription programs.
Samsung has launched two new cloud display lines, the TC-series thin client cloud displays and the NC-series zero-client cloud displays.
A university in China has launched a digital campus and campus card system using infrastructure-as-aservice technology.
Being the nation's fastest-growing community college is both a blessing and a curse for Lone Star College System (LSCS) of Houston. Expanding the system from 68,000 students to more than 85,000 during a 36-month span was an impressive feat, of course, but managing an increasingly strained information technology infrastructure across 14 campuses was literally a balancing act for LSCS' IT team.
Lone Star College System has become a virtualization success story. One secret to its success: not allowing common virtualization fears to hold back progress.
HP has released two new four-socket servers designed for complex virtualized environments.
DataCore Software has added heatmaps to show hot spots of disk activity in the newest version of its flagship storage virtualization product.
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has automated control of its virtualized IT infrastructure to help ensure its resources are used as efficiently as possible.