vSphere 5 Management Design Challenges

As the release of vSphere 5 comes closer, I’m reading and digesting information about the potential impacts of vSphere 5 and it’s enhancements over vSphere 4.

There is definately a shirt in direction for the platform with the last 2 major releases of Virtual Infrastructure – vSphere 4 and 5, in that the platform focus is going away from virtualization and the focus on the host hardware and hypervisors running the VMs to actually managing and maintaining the VMs in a highly available and scalable manner. This has been proven over the past release and continues into the new release with the new feature set announced with vSphere 5. Add this to the new products and streams of recent releases from VMware, and the direction is clear to see. Read more of this post

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/