Battle for Cloud OS hotting up…

The race to provide the leading defacto standard for Cloud OS interface has been joined by Mozilla and Chinese search engine Baidu, The Register UK reports. With HTML5 and browsers becoming ever more advanced (and support for HTML5 being more more equal on some browsers than others), it would suggest that tech companies with browser experience might have the edge.

Read the full post here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/30/mozilla_baidu_and_clouds/

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VCDX4 Defense Tips

Chris Colotti has posted some great tips on a successful VCDX defense, including advice and post to other resources. It includes session tips, where to focus design points, information for the panel defence and where to use existing information and preparation workshops.

Read his full post here: http://www.chriscolotti.us/vmware/vcdx/vcdx-defense-tip/

Amazon S3 Hosts Banking Trojan

In a new post in The Register, researchers at Kaspersky Lab have reported that Amazon’s S3 (Simple Storage Service) has been used to host the command and control channels for the notorious SpyEye banking trojan.

The developers of SpyEye appear to have used new capabilities and Agile software development to prevent the malware from being detected by transaction monitoring services.

This kind of development practice and the availability to shift workloads between cloud instances are sure to keep cloud providers and security companies like Trusteer and Kaspersky Labs on their toes, and is also likely to ask new questions about the governance of workloads hosted in cloud compute environments.

Read the full report on The Register UK here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/29/amazon_hosts_spyeye/

VCP4 Practice Exam on Android

Simon Long has posted on his blog about the introduction of his now famous VCP resources by releasing an (as yet limited beta of) an Android App with practice questions.

Read the full article here: http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/2011/07/25/vcp4-practice-exam-android-app/

Taking the VCAP-DCD Exam….

In this post, I wanted to post about my experiences of taking the VCAP-DCD exam.

Simply – like the VCAP-DCA exam, there are 3 given certainties for this exam:

  1. You will need to have taken and passed the VCP4 exam, in order to qualify for this exam.
  2. You will need to study the VMware VCAP-DCD exam blueprint (published by VMware here: Exam Blueprint).
  3. You will run out of time when taking this exam! Read more of this post

10 Big Questions to ask Cloud Providers

The vCloud team at VMware have recently posted on their vCloud blog about the ’10 Big Questions to ask Cloud Providers’ relating to their vCloud Datacenter Service, for people considering a public cloud provider offering – to ensure that all needs and requirements are met. Read more of this post

Install Mac OSX 10.7 Lion on Unsupported Processors

Having waited with baited breath over the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, I was disappointed to find out that my particular brand of MacBook Black (Intel Core Duo 2.0GHz from 2006 – EveryMac.com spec here) was officially not supported. Read more of this post

Taking the VCAP-DCA Exam….

In this post, I wanted to post about my experiences of taking the VCAP-DCA exam.

Simply – there are 3 given certainties for this exam:

  1. You will need to have taken and passed the VCP4 exam, in order to qualify for this exam.
  2. You will need to study the VMware VCAP-DCA exam blueprint (published by VMware here: Exam Blueprint).
  3. You will run out of time when taking this exam! Read more of this post

Creating a Mac OS X Lion Install DVD

I’ve recently been investigating installing Lion (Mac OS 10.7) on by faithful MacBook Black, and have come up with a bit of a warning for those who want to create an installable USB image or Install DVD prior to upgrading their Leopard or Snow Leopard installations. Read more of this post

Welcome….

Welcome to the first post of my new blog. Here, I hope to post little snippets, gems and pearls of wisdom and my thoughts as I go on my journey through the world of virtualization!

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Hope you stop by often.

Thanks. Jeremy. :0)