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Pop quiz on new vSphere 6 features, enhancements — kantver - Fotolia Looking for something else? Users have had plenty of time to try all the new features and enhancements in vSphere 6 since VMware released it in beta in June 2014. Now that vSphere 6 general availability is right around the corner, it's time to see what you know about the coming attractions, such as Virtual Volumes and fault tolerance for multi-processor virtual machines.

Burnish your resume by stepping onto the VMware certification path — VMware's best-known certification is the VMware Certified Professional (VCP). As VMware's first certification -- and the one that has been available the longest -- it's also the most popular and most recognized certification. However, as VMware has branched out from offering just the ESX hypervisor to releasing a larger suite of products, its certification offerings also needed to branch out.

BackBlaze Releases Drive Reliability Data, and Seagate Has a Sad — "If you are looking for good drive at a good value, it's hard to beat the current crop of 4 TB drives from HGST and Seagate." On the other hand, if you've got a 1.5 TB or 3.0 TB Seagate Barracuda, you might want to stop reading this, go back it up, and replace it.
Jan 26, 2015

@backblaze releases its 2014 hard disk drive reliability data, and @Seagate has a sad record.

What is under the virtualization hood of vCloud Suite 5.8? — VMware's vCloud Suite 5.8 relies on vSphere Enterprise Plus -- and the ESXi hypervisor -- to provide the underlying virtualization capabilities for a private cloud environment. The list of features and capabilities is far too long to cover here, but there are some key virtualization and provisioning features that potential adopters should examine.