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 CIO of Lone Star College System shares his experience in evaluating the potential of virtual desktops.
Red Hat has launched two new products designed to help organizations build private or public cloud environments or implement infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions.
Devon IT has unveiled Ceptor, an ultra-compact device that converts any HDMI-capable monitor or TV into an interactive zero client.
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.