Virgin Media tests 8Gb/s broadband in Cambridgeshire trial.

Virgin Media is testing in Cambridgeshire, UK, an 8Gb/s cable service to a small subset of subscribers. (Currently, the trial supports eight households, but can  extend to 50 over time). Virgin Media uses the village of Papworth to support trails of new delivery methods. In 2014, Papworth hosted the 1Gb/s Virgin Media trial (Superfast broadband…

Riposte to Microsoft’s VMware in Azure

VMware has issued a blog post riposte to Microsoft‘s recent announcement supporting VMware in the Azure environment. It uses Microsoft’s deployment of VMware as an argument that they are indeed the best platform for the cloud. They also point out that the VMware in Azure platform isn’t a strategic environment for your VMware stack. VMware is…

VMware NSX gains EAL2+ Certification

VMware have announced that their NSX 6.3 software defined network platform has gained the EAL2+ certification against the Common Criteria (ISO/IEC-15408). This Evaluation Assurance Level ensures that the system has been Structurally Tested under the regime, with + indicating that additional testing with elements from higher levels. Having a certification like this will help VMware…