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Virtualization


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.

FETC Keynote: Educators in Critical Role To Inspire Environmental Action

In his opening keynote address at the FETC 2009 conference in Orlando, FL, Animal Planet chief ocean correspondent Philippe Cousteau proclaimed: "I have come to realize that, above all, I am a product of good teaching." And good teaching, he continued, has the power to transform the future.

School Recycling Fundraising Program Expands to Laptops, Ink, iPods

Global Re-Source Funding, a company that provides recycling fundraising programs for schools, has expanded the range of discarded technologies that it's willing to receive. Last spring the company opened up its program to used iPods; now it's added laptop computers and Epson inkjet cartridges.

Energy-Conscious District in Central Texas Contracts for $1MM Facilities Upgrade

In an effort to conserve energy and dollars, Comanche Independent School District in Comanche, Texas, has contracted with TAC Energy Solutions for more than $1 million in facilities upgrades. The work will include high-tech improvements to the district's lighting, HVAC, and energy management systems.

Milpitas USD Implements 3.4 Megawatt Solar System

Milpitas Unified School District has partnered with Chevron Energy and Bank of America to implement a 14-site, 3.4 megawatt solar energy project for the district.

VMware Fusion 2.0.1 Gets Performance Boost

VMware has released an update to Fusion, its desktop virtualization solution for Mac OS X. The latest release, version 2.0.1, which began shipping Friday, includes a number of resolved issues, performance enhancements, and other improvements, as well as compatibility updates for the latest Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro systems.

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