Virtualization


Virtualization: Trial and Error

Rockdale County School District in Georgia has experienced the benefits of server virtualization, which has--so far in the early phases of implementation--saved on hardware costs and helped IT staff consolidate and cut down server "clutter." But what about server virtualization's little cousin, desktop virtualization? Rockdale's tried it ... twice; but for this district it's proved a less than ideal alternative to full-featured PCs.

Schools See Financial Benefits from Green Initiatives, but Budget Constraints Are Hampering Efforts

Energy efficiency is more important to K-12 IT managers than ever. About three-quarters of all K-12 organizations have a program in place or in development to reduce IT energy consumption, and most of those have already begun seeing cost savings from their efforts, according to new research released this week. But barriers to more widespread energy efficiency initiatives remain.

Jumping Off the Technology Treadmill

A California school district is turning to virtualized desktops to override its traditional equipment replacement policy.

Taking the Plunge: Districts Leap Into Virtualization

Virtual computing can take some getting used to. Three districts that have made the leap from conventional desktop PCs offer firsthand advice.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RC Out

Release candidate versions of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 have been released and can now be downloaded.

Hyper-V To Be Integrated in OpenStack

Microsoft recently announced a partnership with Cloud.com to help integrate its commercial hypervisor into the open source OpenStack project.

Pano Logic Updates Desktop Virtualization Tech with Microsoft Hyper-V Support

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.

Microsoft Releases P2V Desktop Virtualization Beta

Microsoft last week described a different way to use desktop virtualization to maintain legacy applications and still move users to Windows 7.

Citrix, Cisco Partner for Desktop Virtualization Kit

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.

Citrix To Acquire VMLogix

In a move aimed at extending its Open Cloud infrastructure, Citrix Systems Inc. has agreed to acquire VMLogix Inc.

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