Category: News

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

In 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 …

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News: Huawei Joins Board of Open Platform for NFV Project

On 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. Read More

News: Oracle v. Google — Why Is This Important?

On the 9th of May, 2014, something happened in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that could have massive ramifications for our fledgling cloud orchestration industry. Circuit judges with no knowledge about the software industry and how that industry works made a judgement that could pull the rug out from under the …

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VMware Press Launches Sweepstakes!

Now this may not be of interest to everybody but VMware Press, the official publisher of VMware books and training materials, has launched a 60 day Facebook sweepstakes beginning today the May 1 and running through to June 30th. The Prize offerings include a $100 Amazon gift card and three VMware Press books of the …

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CCNA – 2 – Selecting Components

Introduction Continuing my series as I work through the CCNA syllabus. The introduction to the series can be found here. I will be pretty much following the CCNA Composite Exam Blueprint point for point. One post per bullet point. I’m using Version 11 (640-802).

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VMware Workstation 8.0 released

This morning VMware released VMware Workstation 8 to the public. Here’s the link to the What’s New:  Workstation 8 What’s New and here are the release notes: Workstation 8.0 Release Notes I was lucky enough to be one of the people who got invited into the VMware beta so I did have some time to …

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The top 25 independent Virtualization Bloggers

Today I posted my view on the top 25 virtualisation bloggers list as posted by Eric on,  a number of people approached me as a result and requested a view of the top 25 without Vendors.

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Welcome to a new Blogger – Alex Mittell

It is with great relish that I welcome our latest blogger to the PlanetVM.NET family.  I can say I am honoured to present Alex Mittell,  late of the PHD parish and currently enjoying a quiet sojourn in Cornwall drinking dirty Scrumpy Cyder with his fiance. Alex has already posted his first article and for those …

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The Top 25 – an alternate look

Eric has released his latest top 25 virtualisation based bloggers list, As I expected PlanetVM has dropped out of the top 25 but there has been a lot of fresh blood in there.  The top 25 welcomes at last William Lam and Luc Dekens. I willingly give way for those luminaries.

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Vyatta – Free Training focussed on use in ESX and Citrix

Vyatta are slowly becoming one of my favourite networking start-ups…
Not only do they have a first class Router and Firewall/VPN product – boasting higher performance than Cisco – that they give to the community (here), they now offer free training at the Vyatta University! Specifically a new free video course related to Routing and Security in VMware and Citrix