Like many other universities, the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Ill., has an e-commerce site for downloads and access to academic software. Like many other e-commerce sites, the U of I's WebStore ran its shop from department-owned, physical servers until it switched to virtual machines, hosted in a data center; in this case the university's own.

We sat down with Phil Nyman, lead training specialist at U of I's Technology Services department, to see how his organization handled one of the effects virtualization had on their operation: specifically, how they managed physical USB-key licenses when they had no physical...

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About the Author:

Joachim Sturmhoefel is the managing director, sales and marketing at SEH Technology.