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Tom Howarth is an IT Veteran of over 20 years experience and is the owner of PlanetVM.Net Ltd, Tom is a moderator of the VMware Communities forum. He is a contributing author on VMware vSphere(TM) and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing ESX and the Virtual Environment, and the forthcoming vSphere a Quick Guide. He regularly does huge virtualization projects for enterprises in the U.K. and elsewhere in EMEA. Tom was Elected vExpert for 2009 and each subsequent year thereafter.

News: VMware Acquires Continuent

CloudComputingYesterday (October 29, 2014), VMware completed the acquisition of Continuent, a San Jose–based software developer that specializes in the development of a database clustering and replication product that enables enterprises to run business-critical applications on cost-effective, open-source software. This is a new offering within VMware’s Hybrid Cloud Business Unit.  Continue reading News: VMware Acquires Continuent

News: Once More into the Breach, My Friends: Oracle v. Google

DataCenterVirtualizationIn a follow-up to my Oracle v. Google Java spat post—in which I reported that the appeals court has ruled in favour of Oracle, casting doubt on the whole automation industry and the use of Java APIs—it seems that Google has decided to take this to the US Supreme Court. The argument it has submitted to the court is that the appeals court ruling should be overturned in the interest of protecting innovation in high tech. Continue reading News: Once More into the Breach, My Friends: Oracle v. Google

News: Veeam Enters Physical Backup Land

VirtualizationBackupOctober 8, 2014: Today at the Las Vegas VeeamON conference, Veeam announced its first foray into the world of physical device backup. With the rather catchy name “Veeam Endpoint Backup Free,” the product, when it is released, will be able to back up a physical endpoint (read Windows-based operating system) to a NAS share or a Veeam backup repository.

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News: Huawei Joins Board of Open Platform for NFV Project

DataCenterVirtualizationOn October 3, Chinese ICT company Huawei announced that Dr. Anthony C. K. Soong, its chief scientist for wireless research and standards in the US, has joined the board of directors of Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), an open-source reference platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services.

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