Title: DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED INFORMATION SERVER SYSTEM FOR IT EDUCATION THROUGH SERVER VIRTUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY

Issue Number: Vol. 5, No. 1
Year of Publication: Jan - 2015
Page Numbers: 39-47
Authors: Yoshio Moritoh, Yoshiro Imai
Journal Name: International Journal of New Computer Architectures and their Applications (IJNCAA)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P001707

Abstract:


Recent decade years, our educational environments have been already including several kinds of computing infrastructures according to user’s requests. But we are sometimes suffering from lack of suitable methodology to accomplish effective improvement and efficient maintenance. Server virtualization technology is one of the most powerful and ecological solutions to realize information server system for so-called cloud computing. System of our educational information server has been configured with such a virtualization technology and demonstrated in detail for the sake of robust and disturbance-avoiding education environment. Our case of utilization of server virtualization technology has been based on CITRIX Xen open-source virtualization technology because of its flexibility and expandability. This paper describes how to construct educational computing environment with server virtualization and demonstrate some applications of information server into IT-based higher education through practical classroom lecture. And moreover it reports quantitative and qualitative evaluation of such an environment by means of questionnaire from learners, too.