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What We’re Reading About the Cloud on Aug. 31

Today’s post is brought to you by the letter “V.” With everyone who’s anyone hanging out in San Francisco for VMworld, we’re taking any of those left behind there virtually with our links. So read on for Project Redwood, a new platform and some case studies.

VMware Blows vCloud Across Skies Public and Private (From The Register) At long last, vCloud Director (aka Project Redwood) is here. At a base level, it delivers on VMware’s promises of hybrid IaaS. As noted in an earlier link, ISVs and other VMware tools handle the intricacies.

VMware Maps Out Journey for vFabric Cloud Infrastructure (From SD Times) vFabric is the early materialization of VMware’s PaaS long-term PaaS strategy. We’ll see how it stacks up to the vision presented in our recent report on VMware, and how CloudFoundry fits into all this.

VMware View 4.5: Ready for the Large Enterprise (From Gartner Blog Network) Compared against the needs of Gartner clients, the new VMware View looks pretty solid. As virtualization guru Chris Wolf points out, though, there is some room for improvement, including in WAN acceleration.

EMC Targets FISMA Compliance in Cloud Networks (From NetworkWorld) This would be a big deal, and would give EMC, Intel and VMware the inside track as the government ramps up its cloud efforts. It should help VMware vCloud Datacenter partners, too.

Wall Street Pilgrimage – Infrastructure & Operations At The Top (From Forrester Blogs) There are few cooler places to take an inside look than large banking institutions. They spend millions per year on IT and often perform very advanced programming, and everyone can learn from them.

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