Virtualization


Sun VirtualBox 2.2 Adds Open Virtualization Format Support

Sun Microsystems has released VirtualBox 2.2, an update to the company's free and open source desktop virtualization solution. The new release includes a number of performance and feature enhancements, as well as support for the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) specification.

Energy Dept. Partners To Create Interactive Fuel-Efficiency Education Site

The United States Department of Energy, in partnership with Discovery Education and Progressive Insurance's Automotive "X Prize" Competition, has launched a new Web site aimed at stoking curiosity in science, technology, engineering and math topics (STEM).

High-Tech with a Green Touch

One California school district is upgrading the technology in its classrooms and adding a few "green" elements in the process.

Sun Releases Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3

Sun has released Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Software 3, a major update to the company's virtualization management suite. The new version includes expanded VMware support, Open Storage integration, and Active Directory support, among other enhancements.

NComputing Deploys Virtual Desktop Solutions for 5,000 Schools in India

NComputing has recently completed a large-scale computerization project for Andhra Pradesh Government Schools in India aimed at increasing overall access to technology while minimizing both infrastructure costs and energy consumption.

Mississippi District Pursues Energy Efficiency with New Measures

Choctaw County Schools of Ackerman, MS, is implementing several measures to improve safety, comfort and energy efficiency, all while realizing substantial utility cost savings in its four school buildings. The district has contracted with Dallas-based TAC for an energy management package.

Fourier Outfits Illinois District with Mobile Learning Devices for Science

Spring Valley Community Consolidated School District 99 in Illinois has been named the winner in Fourier Systems' Computing Science Exploration Grant Program for 2009. The district's will receive mobile technology and a voucher to purchase additional science equipment.

LeftHand Networks Releases Entry-Level SAN for Virtual Environments

LeftHand Networks, an HP company, has released an entry-level storage area network (SAN) solution aimed at organizations implementing virtualized server environments.

Northeast Texas District Aims To Improve Energy Efficiency

Grand Saline Independent School District, located about 70 miles east of Dallas, has implemented $700,000 in facilities upgrades in order to improve operations and and efficiencies. The district contracted with TAC for improvements in lighting and energy efficiency, as well as a unified building management system (BMS) for the entire district.

VMware Fusion Expands Mac OS X Support, Adds Virus Security

VMware has released an update to Fusion, the company's desktop virtualization solution for Mac OS X. The latest release, version 2.0.2, includes a range of enhancements, from updated host and guest operating system support to new security features to new virtual machine importing capabilities.

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