Microsoft recently announced a partnership with Cloud.com to help integrate its commercial hypervisor into the open source OpenStack project.
A company that has developed technology for desktop virtualization has released a new version of its product with expanded hypervisor support. Pano Logic's Pano System 3.5 adds support for Microsoft Hyper-V along with VMware.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Microsoft last week described a different way to use desktop virtualization to maintain legacy applications and still move users to Windows 7.
Citrix Systems has gone into business with Cisco to deliver a packaged setup that promises to help organizations deploy virtualized computing environments more easily. The solution, which combines Cisco's Unified Computing System with Citrix XenDesktop, will, the companies claimed, reduce the cost per desktop by 20 percent by lowering data center infrastructure expense through high user density per server and tight integration of hardware and software.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
In a move aimed at extending its Open Cloud infrastructure, Citrix Systems Inc. has agreed to acquire VMLogix Inc.
Microsoft provided more information about security for Windows Azure, publishing a talk and white paper.
IBM has launched what it described its most significant advance in data center infrastructure over the last two decades. The new zEnterprise is a mainframe noteworthy not just because of its increased processing capacity but because it is the first to provide integration with its Power7 blade infrastructure and x86-based blade racks.
Nimbus Data Systems this week unveiled a solid state flash system for enterprises that can support capacities reaching nearly 250 terabytes within a single file system.
Open source has proved attractive for K-12 school districts for any number of reasons, from upfront cost savings to freedom from cumbersome restrictions to the quality of the software itself. But how does a school or district get started with it? Three K-12 IT directors shared their experiences with THE Journal--the good and the bad, as well as the lessons they've learned in the process.
- By Natasha Wanchek
Microsoft has launched the beta release of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.