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Sep 2 2014   9:03AM GMT

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Software-defined data center

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Missed all of the VMworld 2014 news? Not to worry, it’s all here in this week’s roundup.

1. With EVO: RAIL, VMware turns VSAN into a franchise – Dave Raffo (SearchVirtualStorage)

VMware’s EVO: RAIL allows hardware vendors to build hyper-converged appliances running VSAN and other VMware software.

2. Software-defined data centers pique IT’s interest – Margie Semilof (SearchServerVirtualization)

IT pros’ interest in software-defined data centers continues to grow as tools, such as VMware’s EVO:RAIL, offers IT an effective small business option.

3. Backoff point-of-sale malware hits over 1,000 businesses – Brandan Blevins (SearchSecurity)

In an advisory Friday, the U.S. government estimated that the Backoff point-of-sale malware campaign has struck over 1,000 businesses to date.

4. Apple and FBI launch iCloud hack investigation – Warwick Ashford (ComputerWeekly)

Apple and FBI investigate the breach of Apple’s iCloud causing fresh business concerns over cloud security.

5. Maxta Inc. develops MaxDeploy, seeks hardware partners – Garry Kranz (SearchVirtualStorage)

Like VMware, Maxta wants to sell its software-only, hyper-converged storage platform integrated on standard industry hardware.

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