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.


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.

Boston University Medical Campus Virtualizes Backup Systems

Boston University Medical Campus (BUMC) has virtualized its backup and recovery systems so personnel can now manage backups of its heterogeneous IT infrastructure through a unified interface.



ViewSonic Enhances MultiClient Computer Offerings

ViewSonic has expanded its MultiClient line of desktop virtualization products to include two new zero client plug-and-play adapters, the VMA15 and VMA25, and it has added support for Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 and Userful MultiSeat Linux 2011.

Netelligent Offers Virtual Desktops as a Service

Cloud and managed services provider Netelligent has partnered with desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) provider Desktone to offer cloud-hosted virtual desktops as a service.

Keeping Service and Support Up When Budgets Go Down

When funding levels are reduced, IT leadership struggles to find ways to continue delivering expected levels of service and support. Joe Traino, CTO at Coconino Community College in Arizona, says that while the current economic environment seems daunting, creative strategies and partnerships will help IT departments run the institution's technology infrastructure more efficiently without reducing services--and may even present opportunities for new resources and services.

IT Efficiencies Leading to Cost Savings in Higher Ed Data Centers

Energy-efficient power systems, server consolidation, and expanded use of virtualization are helping to drive down costs in higher education data centers, according to a new report released Monday.

Ericom AccessNow 2.0 Beefs Up Security, Gets Native HTML5 Overhaul

Ericom Software has released version 2.0 of its HTML5-based remote desktop protocol (RDP) client, Ericom AccessNow.

Lithuanian University Sets up Cloud Virtualization Lab for Students

An institution in Lithuania has implemented a new virtualization lab that lets students understand cloud resources by provisioning their own.

SDSU Library Implements Storage Hypervisor To Improve VDI Performance

San Diego State University Library has implemented storage hypervisor software to improve the performance and capacity of its virtual machine storage and enable automated bulk provisioning.

Kingston U Expands Desktop Virtualization to All HTML5-Enabled Devices

Kingston University is providing its students and staff with access to the university's entire online student learning environment from any device running an HTML5-enabled browser.