Wireless network vendor Xirrus has launched what it's promoting as the "first modular chassis-based wireless switch." The new XR series of wireless arrays allows IT staff to perform both radio and software upgrades, giving the devices a potentially longer life in the enterprise.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The registration deadline for CyberPatriot IV, a national high school cyber defense competition in which students are given computer threat scenarios and asked to defend their networks from attack, is Saturday, October 8.
A network upgrade designed to improve Internet connectivity and access to information for students, educators, and administrators throughout Georgia's Marietta City Schools has been successfully completed in time for the new school year.
- By Kerry Sullivan
Nebraska's Lincoln Public Schools has signed a 12-year contract with Unite Private Networks for fiber optic network services throughout the district.
A major wireless vendor with a presence in the education market has purchased a small technology firm for its expertise in network guest management. Silicon Valley-based Meru Networks has acquired UK-based Identity Networks, which sells guest and device access management applications. Neither company disclosed the terms of the deal.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
VMware and Cisco are rolling out enhancements to their combined virtualization solutions, along with improvements to several desktop virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions. The companies have also debuted the new Virtual Extensible Local Area Network (VXLAN) architecture, which forms the basis of a scalable LAN for the cloud.
Wireless access points that utilize the 802.11n standard offer super fast speeds and can simultaneously support a multitude of bandwidth-hogging devices. The n-standard access points achieve speeds up to six times that of their predecessors and can support 50 to 100 client connections at once.
- By Michelle Fredette
Stoneware, an Indianapolis firm that distributes cloud delivery services to the education market, has acquired LanSchool Technologies, integrating the two products' classroom management capabilities through the cloud.
Last year, Celest O'Brien was faced with an IT dilemma. She knew that the student body was growing at Monroe, NC-based Union Academy and that an increasing number of teachers, staff, and students needed reliable connectivity while on campus. As IT director for the charter school, O'Brien also knew that the institution's current setup wasn't going to cut it.
- By Bridget McCrea
Barracuda Networks has launched a completely redesigned new version of its real-time 3D visualization application for Barracuda NG Firewalls, Barracuda NG Earth 2.0.