Archive for January, 2007

Acronis to Simplify P2V and V2V Server Migration

Acronis customers can get new virtual machines up and running in minutes

January 24, 2007, Burlington, MA — Acronis, Inc. , a technological leader in storage management software and a VMware Technology Alliance Partner, today announced that it has enabled customers to perform direct physical-to-virtual (P2V) conversion of physical servers into VMware virtual machines as well as virtual-to-virtual (V2V) conversions.

Acronis True Image backup and restore software directly converts and imports backed up servers stored in an Acronis image file to the VMware Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK) format, allowing physical servers to be seamlessly migrated into virtual machines.

Furthermore, Acronis technology enables more comprehensive disaster recovery planning with the virtual-to-physical (V2P) conversion solution that is available with both Acronis True Image and the new Acronis FullCircle product, which allows IT organizations to move an entire server’s data seamlessly to and from physical and virtual servers. This technology makes it possible for customers of Acronis and VMware to rapidly migrate an image of a failed server into VMDK format and convert this virtual machine back onto a physical server once the physical machine has been repaired.

“The ability to simply convert physical systems to virtual machines is a boon to enterprises,” said Walter Scott, CEO of Acronis. “In the enterprise environment, Acronis True Image already reduces the TCO for disaster recovery planning. With this functionality, the newly announced Acronis FullCircle now makes P2V conversion simpler, reducing costs and complexities of migrating physical servers into VMware virtual machines.”

“Acronis continues to support VMware and its customers and offers advanced technology for migrating physical servers to VMware virtual machines,” said Zorian Rotenberg, Acronis director of business development. “By having a fully integrated solution, enterprises can quickly achieve the ROI and benefits of large-scale server consolidation and rapid provisioning of their IT infrastructure on VMware Infrastructure.”

“The ability of Acronis True Image to move physical server images into the open VMDK format provides our customers another great option for managing the boundaries between physical and virtual environments,” said Brian Byun, vice president of global partners and solutions at VMware. “Whether using virtual machines as a hardware-independent backup format or migrating physical machines into a virtualized infrastructure, customers will like the speed with which they will be able to bring up their virtual machines using this new functionality.”


About Acronis

Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.

Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.

The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.

Acronis® and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries.

Austin Independent School District Selects LanSchool v6.5 for District-Wide Classroom Management

LanSchool Technologies, developer of classroom-management and training software, today announced that Austin Independent School District has selected LanSchool v6.5 as the solution for classroom management district wide.

Shlomi Harif, the Director of Network Systems and Support for Austin ISD, evaluated available programs and decided to purchase a district wide license for LanSchool. “After using several classroom management solutions over many years, and seeing additional need and associated cost, we decided on a district-wide deployment benefiting all of the teachers in the district with better control over their classroom technology environment. LanSchool helps the teachers leverage our technology investments to improve learning in the classroom.”

Sonia Conrad, the Manager of Desktop Engineering, performed a detailed evaluation of the top classroom management solutions and chose LanSchool because it was simple, reliable and performed as advertised. ‘I was able to install LanSchool almost immediately and learn the product very quickly. The features that our teachers use everyday to control the classroom are literally a couple of mouse clicks away. Tests over our local and wide area networks showed minimal additional network traffic while multicasting,” Ms. Conrad said.

LanSchool v6.5 returns control back to teachers in a computer-based classroom allowing them to improve the learning environment. LanSchool v6.5 allows teachers to remove distractions such as games, instant messaging, e-mail and the Internet. Teachers can also demonstrate skills by showing their screen on all of the student screens. Students stay on task because the teacher can now watch a thumbnail view of all student computer screens.

About LanSchool Technologies LLC
LanSchool Technologies LLC, an Orem, Utah-based company has been dedicated to developing technology that empowers teachers to better use computer technology in education since 1986. LanSchool has gained widespread acceptance throughout the K-12 and higher education market. LanSchool offers a product set and price point that perfectly fits the needs of the education marketplace.