Virtualization and consolidation help higher ed optimize data centers

  In This Issue: Focus on Data Center Optimization

DATA CENTER: College Shrinks Server Footprint
INFRASTRUCTURE: Convergence Adds Control
WIRED: Tips for Improving Cable Management
REVIEW: Cisco WAVE 294

February 2012  

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Campus Collocates Data Center

By deploying NetApp storage, a Cisco Systems Unified Computing System and VMware virtualization, Chippewa Valley Technical College in Wisconsin saves $70,000 in data center operations per year.


Tech Trends  

Converged Infrastructure Unifies the Data Center

St. Edward's University in Austin tackled a lack of network manageability by deploying Enterasys' OneFabric platform atop its existing switch infrastructure, while Michigan's Oakland University has taken a home-grown approach.

Tech Tips  

Cleaning Up Cable Management

For all of the benefits of server virtualization, the technology can complicate cable management in the data center. Follow these five strategies for streamlining cabling to maximize your return on investment.

Product Review  

Cisco WAVE 294

Cisco Systems' WAVE 294 WAN optimization appliance improves the application experience for users in small and medium-sized branch offices and is easily managed by remote IT administrators.



Inside the IlliniCloud: On March 7, learn from the leaders who made Illinois' shared-computing model a reality

Reference Guide

Data Center Optimization: Bringing efficiency and improved services to the infrastructure

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