Two years ago, Andy Hall, technology director for Kearney R-1 School District in Kearney, MO, faced a dilemma that's not all that uncommon these days: budget cuts coupled with increased demand for IT services.
Red Hat has released a new version of its open-source enterprise virtualization platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0.
IBM has acquired Green Hat, a provider of automated software testing and environment virtualization. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Oracle has released its Solaris 11 operating system (OS), which the company previewed last month at the Oracle OpenWorld 2011 event in San Francisco. Solaris 11 provides built-in virtualization capabilities for OS, network, and storage resources and is designed to run enterprise applications in private, hybrid, or public clouds. Oracle described it as the first fully virtualized, cloud OS.
Ericom has released a new addition to its AccessNow product family, Ericom AccessNow for Enterprise Portals, which provides secure, cross-platform Web access to Windows applications and desktops.
A high school district in Illinois has signed an agreement with Comcast that should allow it to build a private cloud network to supply computing services for neighboring school districts in suburban Chicago, similar to the IlliniCloud, focused primarily in Southern Illinois.
Township High School District 214 in Illinois has chosen Comcast Metro Ethernet services to provide cloud computing, virtualization, streaming video, data, and voice services to support more than 12,000 students.
Microsoft has opened its Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.5 Beta review program.
AppSense, which develops products to help organizations virtualize user settings, is creating a set of programs to let users install applications without administrative rights even in lockdown situations.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Cisco and Citrix have formed a strategic alliance for large-scale desktop virtualization deployments. The first deliverable of this collaboration will be the optimization of Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) for Citrix XenDesktop.