VMware works to make Hadoop 'virtualization-aware'

Cnet: VMware today announced a new open-source project called Serengeti, which enables enterprises to quickly deploy, manage, and scale Apache Hadoop in virtual and cloud environments.
VMware says it is working with the Apache Hadoop community to contribute extensions that will make Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and Hadoop MapReduce projects "virtualization-aware&quo t; to support elastic scaling and further improve Hadoop performance in virtual environments.

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