VMware and Google engineers jump ship to Facebook

Two top engineers from VMware and Google have left their current positions and will now bring their skills to social networking site Facebook; plus more daily news.

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Facebook lures away engineers from VMware and Google
Facebook has announced two new hires: Jocelyn Goldfein, until recently a VP at VMware, and Matt Papakipos, a Google engineer. Both bring experience in building browsers and virtualisation software. Papakipos, a former director of engineering at Google, started and managed the Google Chrome operating system project.

Oracle upgrades its Sun Fire x86 systems, adding Intel-powered blade servers
Oracle has unveiled an upgraded version of its Sun Fire x86 systems data centre stack, which now includes Intel Xeon powered blade servers, five new rack mount servers and a 10 GB Ethernet cluster networking module that embeds into the blades. Graham Lovell, an Oracle marketing executive, told media and analysts on a conference call recently that the announcement does not mean Oracle is changing its relationship with AMD.

Global Knowledge helps students with VMware Certified Professional Exam
VMware education partner Global Knowledge announced its VCP Double Take programme, designed to help students succeed on the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Exam. As part of the company's VMware vSphere: Fast Track (V4) course, the VCP Double Take programme provides students with a free voucher to retake the VCP exam if they fail the first time. Students who fail the exam a second time can retake VMware vSphere: Fast Track (V4) at no charge.

Magirus now a Cisco UCAC Authorised Configurator
Distributor Magirus has become the first Cisco Unified Computing System C-Series Authorised Configurator (UCAC) in Europe. A Cisco UCAC distributor can configure pre-built base Cisco Unified Computing System C-Series servers by adding processors, memory, hard drives and adapters. The service is available immediately from the distributor's European Technology Logistics Centre in Strasbourg, France.

HDS adds to Adaptable Modular Storage (AMS) 2000 family
Hitachi Data Systems has added to its Adaptable Modular Storage (AMS) 2000 family, with new features such as expanded rack capacity and SAS disks for high-density trays. The vendor's AMS 2100 and 2300 models now include new multiprotocol host port options.

Kayleigh Bateman is the Site Editor of SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.uk.

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