CoSN EdTechNext Report on Virtualization
Virtualization: Energy Efficiency vs Energy Sustainability
Reflections Of The Void - A good blog explanation of the energy savings from server virtualization
VMware – Virtualization
Virtualization essentially lets one computer do the job of multiple computers, by sharing the resources of a single computer across multiple environments. Virtual servers and virtual desktops let you host multiple operating systems and multiple applications locally and in remote locations.
Virtualization thwarts green OS initiatives
July 8, 2008 (Network World)
A contrarian view of energy savings through datacenter virtualization
ASBO School Business Affairs: The Basics of Cloud Computing
This is a reprint of a January, 2012 article authored by CoSN Project Director, Rich Kaestner with permission from ASBO. Available in MyCoSN for CoSN members.
EDUCAUSE - Cloud Computing Explained
We have all been besieged with information on cloud computing; SaaS, Iaas, Paas and other acronyms. Educause has pulled this all together using the official National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) definition, in a really understandable document.
Cloud Computing and Sustainability: The Environmental Benefits of Moving to the Cloud
The study found that, for large deployments, Microsoft’s cloud solutions can reduce energy use and carbon emissions by more than 30 percent when compared to their corresponding Microsoft business applications installed on-premise.
HP and Microsoft - Cloud Computing; Change is in the Air
This series of white papers ans e-books from HP and Microsoft, and published by Tech&Learning serves as a cloud computing digital hub of information on the movement to cloud computing for K-12.
IT Whitepapers. The ROI of Cloud Computing
This Forrester Research report discusses cost considerations
when evaluating SaaS applications vs. in house hosting. While business
oriented, it has good info for K-12.