This week's VMware news roundup includes the latest speculation surrounding VMforce.com, new VMware certification...
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tests over the summer and new VMware Ready-certified NAS devices.
Speculation mounts as VMforce details leak
As the VMforce.com announcement date approaches, the speculation surrounding VMware and Saleforce.com's partnership is heating up. Early indications are that VMforce.com is a new Platform as a Service targeted at Java developers. Other rumors suggest that it's powered and run by VMware and closely tied to Salesforce.com's growing ecosystem of service providers. Even though VMware and Salesforce.com have remained silent, Technology Writer Carl Brooks has followed the trail of breadcrumbs and developed a good picture of what both companies have in store for us.
New VMware certifications on tap
VMware is creating two new certifications: the VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) Enterprise Admin and VCAP Design. The accreditation process for the new certifications will be more advanced than the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) test, but will not require the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) design defense. Both certification exams are expected to be available this summer.
NetGear ReadyNAS data storage devices now VMware Ready certified
NetGear Inc.'s ReadyNAS storage devices received the VMware Ready certification, meaning that they went through VMware testing for the NFS and iSCSI protocols. The ReadyNAS storage products are aimed at small- to medium-sized businesses, and experts say that this certification should instill confidence in IT architects that these storage devices work in VMware virtualization environments.
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