Archive for December, 2012

Stoneware Announces the Immediate Availability of LanSchool 7.7.2

LanSchool classroom management now supports Windows 8, and remains committed to cross-platform support.

Stoneware, the leader in Unified Cloud computing, announced the immediate availability of LanSchool 7.7.2. This release includes many new features but remains simple, reliable and easy-to-use, as teachers and tech coordinators have come to expect. LanSchool v7.7.2 now includes Windows 8 support, as well as improved iOS and Linux support.

With this release, LanSchool can manage students running Windows 8 in both Metro and Desktop interfaces, making it one of the first Classroom management solutions to have that capability.

“Adding Windows 8 support, as well as improving iOS and Linux support shows our continued commitment to maintaining a strong cross-platform solution.” said Rick German, CEO of Stoneware. “We understand that most computer environments contain a variety of devices and operating systems, and we support that by allowing our customers to purchase just one license to use on all platforms.”

Improved iPhone and iPad Features

LanSchool 7.7.2 contains a number of enhancements to the iOS Student app to allow iPads and iPhones to participate in Distance Teaching. Other improvements include iPhone 5 support, the ability to load class lists, and support for testing on iPads, iPhones and iPods.

  • Group Chat

    LanSchool now includes the ability for a teacher to start and maintain a group chat. This aids with collaboration among students.

  • Ubuntu 12 Support

    LanSchool 7.7.2 contains Ubuntu 12 support, making our most popular features available on this Linux platform.

Pricing and Availability

LanSchool 7.7.2. is a free upgrade for customers under a current maintenance agreement. LanSchool educational pricing starts at USD$599 per classroom. Volume and educational discounts are available for the product.

About Stoneware

Headquartered in Indianapolis and established in 2000, Stoneware is the leading manufacturer of Unified Cloud computing and Classroom Management software. Stoneware’s webNetwork software platform enables organizations to create a Unified Cloud, which delivers private cloud, public cloud and local device resources through a common webDesktop with a single password. LanSchool Classroom Management software is an award-winning product that helps teachers monitor their classes, remove distractions, and teach and assess student progress in a computer-based classroom.

Acronis leads Backup & Recovery for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization with immediate support for new version launched today

Acronis Enables Easy and Secure Migration to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 With Certified Data Protection Solution

Woburn,MADecember5,2012– Acronis, a leading provider of data availability, accessibility and protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, announced today that Acronis Backup & Recovery® supports Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 to enable seamless data management in Red Hat virtual environments. This integration between Acronis’ Unified Platform and Red Hat’s Enterprise Virtualization’s API provides a comprehensive data protection solution for Red Hat customers, with the ability to move data rapidly between different environments and ensureable business continuity through a single pane of glass.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1, a comprehensivelete open source data center virtualization solution for servers and desktops, delivers true business agility and continuity for critical Linux workloads at enormous scale and expands its capabilities today with the availability of its latest 3.1 release. With Acronis Backup & Recovery Virtual Edition for RHEVRed Hat Enterprise Virtualization, organizations with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 environments can centrally manage data protection and recovery tasks in a single management console with unlimited P2V and V2V migrations.

Quru, a 2012 Red Hat UK Premier Partner of the Year, assists customers in lowering their virtualization costs while maintaining the performance and availability of business critical workloads.  Managing Director, Roland Whitehead commented, “Our customers appreciate the ability to add Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to existing virtualization environments, knowing that their systems can be efficiently migrated and their workloads are protected before they even start.  The relationship between Acronis and Red Hat has made this a seamless process.”

Bonham’s Auctioneers, a customer of Quru, has already achieved better efficiency using Acronis and Red Hat solutions together. “By deploying Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization with Acronis Backup & Recovery we were able to significantly lower the cost, compared to the previous proprietary virtualization. This has enabled us to enjoy higher levels of service up-time while reducing the cost to our business,” said Malcolm Barber, Group CEO, Bonham’s Auctioneers.

“Enterprises choosing Red Hat’s industry- leading solutions need a comprehensive approach to data protection in these environments,” said Acronis CEO and President Alex Pinchev. “Through our continued collaborationpartnership with Red Hat, the enterprise now has a complete infrastructure solution, providing them with the levels of data access and availability necessary in today’s demanding IT landscape. As of December 2012, Acronis Backup & Recovery Virtual Edition for RHEVRed Hat Enterprise Virtualization was the most downloaded app from the Red Hat Marketplace in 2012, demonstrating the need and popularity of the integrated approach.”

This integration enables new capabilities including remote installation of Acronis agents on Linux machines, as well as the automatic discovery of Red Hat virtual machines in the Acronis management server. Furthermore, it adds the ability for Red Hat customers to access additional Acronis Backup and Recovery functionality ‘on demand,’ as their environment changes. This makes it easier for organizations to manage their entire infrastructure through a single interface while maintaining a high level of business continuity.

“Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization takes a big step forward today with our 3.1 release,” said Chuck Dubuque, senior manager, Product Marketing, Red Hat Virtualization Infrastructure.  “Our collaboration with Acronis to bring further capabilities to enterprises’ virtualized infrastructures continues to evolve as we enhance our platform and we’re excited that Acronis is supporting our 3.1 release and technologies today at launch.”

Acronis Backup and Recovery is a single solution that supports Windows and Linux Servers and all major virtualization solutions including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1.

 


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.