A number of reasonably priced cloud-based file storage sites exist, but not all are optimized for education or designed specifically for the classroom. While the services are free upfront, there may still be costs involved, even if they are not readily apparent.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Nimbula recently introduced Nimbula Director 1.5, its cloud operating system that can be used to build private, public, and hybrid cloud infrastructure.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Alvarado Independent School District in Texas has improved the performance and efficiency of the district’s data storage while implementing a virtualized server environment and virtual desktop infrastructure.
Red Hat has announced support for Java Enterprise Edition (EE) 6 on its OpenShift platform-as-a-service (PaaS).
A New Hampshire high school is migrating its administrative systems to the cloud, a move that so far has allowed it to do things that weren't previously possible for its resource-strapped IT department. Among other things, the migration has enabled Sanborn Regional HS to implement a new student information system and add new nutrition management and health records management systems.
- By Bridget McCrea
Barracuda Networks is expanding cloud storage for organizations that subscribe to its local and cloud-based disaster recovery solution, known as Barracuda Backup Service.
Adopting Microsoft's Live@edu has eliminated the cyberspace-ate-my-homework excuse for students at a Delaware school district, which recently conducted a yearlong test of the cloud computing service.
After the IT director at a large private school couldn't find the student information system that worked for his school with both a virtual and brick-and-mortar campus, he went to the cloud for the answers he was looking for.
- By Jennifer Netherby
Stoneware, an Indianapolis firm that distributes cloud delivery services to the education market, has acquired LanSchool Technologies, integrating the two products' classroom management capabilities through the cloud.
Nearly 150 Illinois K-12 districts are getting into the cloud with the help of a statewide consortium of IT professionals.
- By Bridget McCrea