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VMware flashes secret vCloud Service Director plan; Cisco falls victim to cert cheaters; other news

VMware flashes secret vCloud Service Director plan for linking private, public clouds; Cisco falls victim to cert cheaters

IT channel news in brief for May 28, 2010

Coy VMware flashes secret public cloud plans

VMware recently posted details of vCloud Service Director, aka Project Redwood, to its website. The post (inadvertent or not, you be the judge) was taken down soon thereafter, but got the skinny.

VCloud Service Director comprises a set of VMware technologies that would provide interface, automation and management tools to tie VMware environments within enterprises into private clouds and also connect them with outside service providers running the vCloud Express service.

The problem up till now is that there is no good way to interconnect and manage resources residing on internal and external infrastructure. VMware will push vCloud Service Director as the answer.

Cisco cheaters never prosper, or do they?

Cisco certifications may be valuable but could get less so as more cheaters game the system, according to

Many aspiring networking engineers use Cisco "braindumps" to pass low-level CCNA and CCNP exams. It's gotten so bad that one Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) engineer called the network certification industry "no more than a racket."

Cisco braindumps and testkings are on the Internet and test-taking proxies hire themselves out to unscrupulous candidates. All that cheating leads to a flood of job candidates with padded resumes, according to

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