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.


Lone Star College System

The six-campus Lone Star College System (TX), in the suburbs of Houston, has developed a sophisticated private cloud that offers greater flexibility, lower hardware costs, and improved performance.

Indiana University

For the hundreds of IT staff across Indiana University's departments and campuses, virtualized on-demand software delivery is the model of the future.



Ohio Project Researches Desktop Virtualization for Computer Labs

Can virtual desktops replace traditional computer labs? A project underway at multiple Ohio institutions is looking to determine just that.

DVS Enterprise Incorporates Unidesk Desktop Layering

Desktop layering software from Unidesk will be incorporated into Dell's desktop virtualization solution to provide increased affordability and ease for virtual desktop implementation.

Pano Logic Updates Desktop Virtualization Software

Pano Logic has updated its desktop virtualization software.

Oracle Desktop Virtualization Offerings Get Enhanced Storage, Security

Oracle has released new versions of its desktop virtualization products, Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) 3.4, Sun Ray Software 5.3, and Oracle Virtual Desktop Client 3.1.

Citrix Project Avalon Delivers Windows as a Cloud Service

If there were any confusion about where Citrix Systems believes its future lies, it has tried to put confusion to rest with announcement of Project Avalon, an ambitious program to sew together its desktop and application virtualization technologies and infrastructure services and allow them to be managed from a common cloud-based layer.

Citrix Bolsters Tech Support Options for Users

Citrix is upgrading a remote support application to work on more mobile devices and will be adding a feature to its virtualized desktop application to give users remote access to their devices from any other device.

Largest State Maritime Academy Moves to Virtual Desktops

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is going into wide rollout on a VDI deployment first piloted by the institution last year.

Barracuda Backup Service Now Includes VMware Host Support

Barracuda Networks has released version 4.2 of its Barracuda Backup Service, which now includes VMware host support.