Virtualization


Windows Thin PC Details Revealed

A Microsoft representative noted last week that Microsoft is planning two new options for IT organizations using Windows 7, but the catch is that Software Assurance (SA) licensing needs to be in place.

VMware Debuts Connector for Hybrid Clouds

In a move key to bridging public and private clouds based on its virtual machines, VMware this week said it will release software that ties internal vSphere VMs to service providers' cloud platforms.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Arrive Feb. 16

Microsoft Wednesday released Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to its equipment manufacturing partners.

Black Box Offers Kit that Multiplies CPU Computer Seats

Black Box has released a new product that enables a technician to turn one CPU into two workstations or two CPUs into four workstations. VirtuaCore allows a school to increase the number of computing seats without adding PCs.

HP, Microsoft Roll Out Turnkey Exchange and SQL Appliances

One year after announcing a $250 million, three-year pact to deliver next-generation data center technology, Hewlett-Packard Co. and Microsoft this week unveiled five appliances that offer Exchange and SQL Server in turnkey configurations.

Microsoft Releases Free MAP 5.5 Toolkit

Version 5.5 of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit was released early this week.

Microsoft Posts SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 Release Candidate

Microsoft has posted the release candidate of Service Pack 1 for System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2.

Virtualization: Trial and Error

Rockdale County School District in Georgia has experienced the benefits of server virtualization, which has--so far in the early phases of implementation--saved on hardware costs and helped IT staff consolidate and cut down server "clutter." But what about server virtualization's little cousin, desktop virtualization? Rockdale's tried it ... twice; but for this district it's proved a less than ideal alternative to full-featured PCs.

Cisco Eyes Desktop Virtualization Market

Cisco's desktop virtualization dreams call on partners for the heavy lifting, even as it introduces devices to compete.

Schools See Financial Benefits from Green Initiatives, but Budget Constraints Are Hampering Efforts

Energy efficiency is more important to K-12 IT managers than ever. About three-quarters of all K-12 organizations have a program in place or in development to reduce IT energy consumption, and most of those have already begun seeing cost savings from their efforts, according to new research released this week. But barriers to more widespread energy efficiency initiatives remain.

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