Trusted Cloud computing with Intel TXT: The challenge
By: Christian Huebner

In today’s connected environments, attacks on compute infrastructure are ubiquitous. Major players have been compromised by hackers and malware, with damages inflicted both to their reputation and their business. Protecting the infrastructure from external and internal threats is an important part of operating production grade cloud environments.

This Week in OpenStack:Now Tutorials (March 31, 2014 – April 6, 2014)
By: Nick Chase

Featured Tutorials Software Defined Boden: Managing OpenStack & SoftLayer Resources From A Single Pane of Glass With Jumpgate Developing with Cloud Images for Fun and Profit – Rackspace Developer Center Client Challenges for Infrastructure APIs Autoscaling with Heat on Devstack | Professional OpenStack Create Windows stack using Heat Orchestration Template in Openstack ~ The Technology […]

This Week in OpenStack:Now (April 7, 2014 – April 13, 2014)

As everyone in the world frets and changes their passwords, we review resources on the epochal Heartbleed bug (and why one appropriate response is to up contributions to opensource). We also review Dell’s decision to aim away from public cloud and find their sweet-spot in private, hybrid and partner enabling, and do a quick review of new features and releases in preparation for IceHouse.

This Week in OpenStack:Now (March 31, 2014 – April 6, 2014)

As the community gears up to look forward with the release of Icehouse next week and the upcoming OpenStack Summit, RightScale has released it’s 2014 State of the Cloud report, Mirantis strikes a history-making deal with Ericsson, and Cisco makes sure nobody forgets it’s a hardware company.


Dell Decides to “Enable” Rather than Host Public Cloud, Launches “Pay as you Grow”
By: John Jainschigg, OpenStack: Now

Dell won’t be joining the rush to create branded public cloud solutions, said CEO Michael Dell in an April 7 CRN interview. The worldwide market, predicted to grow to $108 billion by 2017 (IDC) has drawn in a host of competitors, including Cisco, who last month vowed to spend $1 billion creating a public cloud […]

Heartbleed: What Does It Mean, and How the Heck Could this Happen?
By: Nick Chase, OpenStack: Now

A global effort is now underway to fix the so-called ‘Heartbleed’ bug, caused by an error in an early-2011 commit to OpenSSL’s Heartbeat component. As xkcd creator Randall Munroe memorably illustrates in last week’s strip number 1354, the coding error involves a missing bounds-check, causing a server to respond to a deliberately- or accidentally-malformed query […]


The Red Hat Empire Strikes Back: OpenShift Runs On Microsoft Windows
By: Nick Chase, OpenStack:Now

Red Hat is on a PR offensive this week. In addition to blog posts about the performance of their storage and virtualization products, after last week’s announcement of the formation of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, Red Hat announced that the company’s own PaaS, OpenShift, has added Windows .NET support through the work of Uhuru Software.

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