Interesting article on a University leveraging SoftGrid to lower application costs. The very nature of Education environments makes SoftGrid a valuable tool because there are so many versions of applications and applications that tend to break the rules and really should be run within a protected environment. The benefit of SoftGrid is to take these applications and deliver then within a virtualized application environment with workflow built in to determine how the application should be delivered, and for how long, etc.
Virtualized Application Environment? That means not an entire OS, just the application is living in a virtual bubble. Kevin has a link to one of his recent webcasts to explain more.
Link to Application virtualization paying off for university - Network World