Virtualization


Fedora 15 Adds Cloud Deployment Builder, GNOME 3 Desktop, Robotics Suite

The Fedora Project has released an update to its flagship Linux-based operating system, Fedora 15.

Virtual Bridges Offers Free Virtualization Licenses for Educators

Virtual Bridges is offering K-12 organizations 50 free desktop virtualization licenses until June 30 through its Teacher's Pet campaign.

Dell Expands Desktop Virtualization Line

Dell has rolled out two new thin clients targeted toward education: the Dell OptiPlex FX130 and FX170.

Corona-Norco District Overhauls Storage System To Consolidate Data

A 53,000-student district in Southern California has beefed up its storage systems, switching from fibre-channel to iSCSI.

Oracle Sun Ray Virtual Desktop Software Gets Improved Networking, Multimedia Playback

Oracle has released an update to its cross-platform virtual desktop software, Sun Ray Software 5.2.

The Storage Challenges of Desktop Virtualization

The IT manager at a school district in the Northwest Territories thought he'd solved the storage management challenge posed in moving to virtual desktops. Then the district's vendor decided to go in a different direction, stranding him midway through the virtualization pilot program.

Stretching IT Budgets with Open Source and Virtualization

Jeremy Fluhmann knows how to stretch a dollar. The technology director for Winters Independent School District in Winters, TX had a budget that would allow him to refresh about 50 computers a year. That's just a fraction of the 650 to 670 end user devices he estimated his two-person IT team supports in the district.

5 Essentials to Greening the Data Center

Not all energy-saving plans are created equal; some greening measures clearly rise to the top of the list of best practices. We talked to energy experts and district IT directors who have undertaken data-greening efforts, and from these conversations we were able to identify five essential elements to any data center greening initiative.

Cutting Back on Server Sprawl

When Barren County School District's IT team began exploring its server virtualization options three years ago, it had one clear goal in mind: to save money in an environment where funding was becoming scarcer by the minute.

Taking Virtualization All the Way

An all-encompassing approach to virtualization has resulted in cost savings and operational efficiencies for one North Carolina school district. It's also helped the district deliver technology to students in a way that it couldn't before, providing anytime, anywhere access to school computers and learning materials.

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