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VMware Adds to Solution Competencies Lineupview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Three new VMware (NYSE: VMW) Solution Competencies are intended to prime channel partners to capitalize on sales opportunities presented by the vCloud Suite and the software-defined data center (SDDC), a concept the vendor is aggressively pushing. In a software-defined data center, the infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as a service with software at the helm of automated control. (IT news)

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[all variants] KVM or Xen for GPU pass-through?view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – For years I've used VirtualBox to successfully run XP and Vista clients on my Ubuntu box, and am considering taking the next step to either Qemu/KVM or Xen. Have always toyed with the idea, but never made the switch because VirtualBox is so easy to use whereas KVM has always suffered from the typical Linux obscurity/learning curve. (Hardware)

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Cisco Overhauls Data Center Certificationsview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) has refocused its data center training and certification portfolio on job roles, adding two new designations along with a plan to align partner specializations to the new certifications. Last March, Cisco rolled out the CCIE Data Center certification which went live in September, and now the vendor has fleshed out its associated portfolio with the CCNA Data Center and (IT news)

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Hitachi, VMware Team on Hybrid Cloud Solutionsview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Longtime partners Hitachi and VMware (NYSE: VMW) have again teamed up, this time to promote hybrid cloud technology, with the Japanese vendor joining the virtualization kingpin’s vCloud Data Center Services program and the two companies pledging to collaborate on cloud services research and development, marketing and sales activities. (IT news)

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2013 IT Checklist: Top 5 Must-Have Skillsetsview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Well I can’t believe it but ThanksHanuChristmas is upon us. It seems like just yesterday I was BBQing in the yard and lazing by the pool. Well, with three kids, it isn’t really lazing … more like dunking and throwing. (IT news)

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Inside the DreamWorks data centerview story

http://www.networkworld.com – The data center infrastructure at DreamWorks Imagination Studios is certainly state of the art, but it doesn't make as much use of cloud, virtualization solid-state storage technologies as one might expect. Insider (registration required) (IT news)

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qubes osview story

http://forums.fedoraforum.org – http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=qubes Security by Isolation approach Quote: Qubes implements Security by Isolation approach. (HowTos)

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Hurricane Sandy Puts Emphasis Back on Business Continuityview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Hurricane Sandy raged through the Northeast this week, leaving a wake of havoc and devastation in its path. Millions were without power, thousands of homes lost and, yes, people even lost their lives. Many people were prepared. Many were not. The same goes for businesses. (IT news)

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Perforce Gains VMware Ready Statusview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Perforce Software, maker of version management software, announced its Versioning Engine has been validated as VMware (NYSE: VMW) Ready, the virtualization kingpin’s highest level of endorsement, achieved after a detailed process examining the developer’s P4D software now newly housed on the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX). “While Perforce has been deployed on virtual machines for (IT news)

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VMware Updates Grid Demand-Generation Platform for Partnersview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Virtualization honcho VMware (NYSE: VMW) has added material to its Grid demand generation platform, intending to help channel partners take advantage of a host of new tools and features to create co-branded campaigns quickly and efficiently. The enhancements include seamless login for partners to access their campaigns, increased automation and the ability to extend content across social media, on (IT news)