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Today’s VMware and Google Announcement

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By: Mathew Lodge Today Google and VMware announced an agreement to integrate selected Google Cloud Platform services into VMware vCloud® Air™. Google Cloud Storage– Distributed low-cost object storage service Google BigQuery – A real-time analytics service suitable for ad-hoc business intelligence queries across billions of rows of data in seconds Google Cloud Datastore– A schemaless NoSQL database service Google Read more...

TPS (Transparent Page Sharing) and vCloud Air

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Transparent Page Sharing (TPS) is a memory oversubscription technique that reduces physical memory usage by sharing identical memory pages between virtual machines (VMs) – e.g., when two VMs are running the same operating system. Academic security researchers have recently shown that TPS may be used to gain unauthorized access to data running in VMs on Read more...

Tech Preview: vCloud Air Object Storage

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By Mathew Lodge VMware made some significant announcements today around vCloud Air (previously vCloud Hybrid Service) at VMworld San Francisco 2014. One of the announcements was on a new storage service – vCloud Air Object Storage. VMware vCloud Air today has two block storage tiers, Standard and SSD-Accelerated, which look to a virtual machine like Read more...

New OpenSSL vulnerabilities and vCloud Hybrid Service

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VMware is aware of today’s announcement of multiple vulnerabilities in the OpenSSL library and is reviewing their impact on vCloud Hybrid Service. Full details for all VMware products and services are tracked in the VMware Knowledge Base Article 2079783. We will post information specific to vCHS here on the vCloud Blog, and provide updates with Read more...

Hybrid Cloud: Existing AND New Apps

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It was a busy week for the cloud Twitterverse: trashing the new Gartner Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant was de rigeur early in the week because everyone knows that IT is dead and all applications are going to be re-written to run on one of the clouds in the leaders’ quadrant. Then, on Friday, AWS announced Read more...