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.
An institution in Lithuania has implemented a new virtualization lab that lets students understand cloud resources by provisioning their own.
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 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.
The Computer Science department at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT has deployed a new storage system to support its virtualized operating environment.
California State University, Monterey Bay is expanding its use of virtualized storage to provide 24-hour access to academic and research data for students and faculty.
Red Hat has released a new version of its open-source enterprise virtualization platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0.
IBM has acquired Green Hat, a provider of automated software testing and environment virtualization. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
VMware will launch new VMware View Clients for Mac and Linux, as well as the Kindle Fire, along with updates to its VMware View Clients for iPad and Android.
The terms cloud computing and virtualization are often--and mistakenly--used interchangeably. They are not the same.
In the second of a two-part series, CT looks at how IT professionals can make the business case for cloud computing while addressing ongoing concerns about taking their institutions into the cloud.