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  • Providing security in OpenStack is not as easy as simply deploying a firewall and enabling antivirus. Many additional controls need to be deployed.

  • GigaOm assets acquired include the Website itself and the content library, which holds about eight years' worth of content.

  • Virtustream provides a layer of cloud-management abstraction that sits above the virtual machine layer and affords more accurate control for administrators.

  • Plenty of rumors are flying with Google I/O 2015 scheduled to convene May 28 and 29 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco. There is talk about a new version of Android and some new related hardware. But easily the most intriguing rumor to surface during the run-up to the show has been a claim that the company is working on an Internet of things (IoT) operating system. The report suggests that the operating system would be designed for a wide range of Web-connected products and make Google a player in several markets. At first blush, the idea sounds like a good one, and it's hardly surprising. Google has shown that it will invest a lot of development resources to play a big role in important new technology sectors. The successful development of the Android mobile OS, the Chrome browser and Chrome OS has demonstrated that. But if the reports of a Google IoT OS pan out, it will be interesting to see exactly what Google's plans for the OS are and what the impact could be on the networking industry. This slide show looks at why Google might be making this move and what it could mean for the IT industry in general.

  • All internal systems are ready to handle the extra second that will be added to world clocks on the last day of June, Google said.

  • NEWS ANALYSIS: OpenStack is being widely deployed for enterprise cloud projects, but even its biggest advocates say the community must make the platform more manageable.

  • VIDEO: Mark McLoughlin, OpenStack technical director at Red Hat, discusses what the new 'Big Tent' approach will mean for OpenStack distributions.

  • A recent Forrester survey of more than 2,200 IT leaders indicates IBM is the most popular hosted private cloud provider.

  • VIDEO: Lew Tucker, vice president and CTO of cloud computing at Cisco, discusses his firm's OpenStack efforts, internally and with customers.

  • VANCOUVER, B.C.—Every six months, developers and vendors gather at the OpenStack Summit and design events to discuss plans for the open-source cloud platform. The latest summit, held here from May 18 to May 22, along with the Liberty Design Summit, attracted approximately 6,000 attendees. Every OpenStack Summit focuses on user stories, and the Vancouver event was no exception. Amandeep Singh Juneja, senior director of cloud engineering and operations at Walmart Labs, detailed how the world's largest retailer is using OpenStack to help enable its massive operations. Jonathan Chiang, IT chief engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, discussed how NASA, one of OpenStack's co-founders, is currently using the technology. Coverage of new technology at the conference included the OpenStack Magnum project, which is set to fully enable a robust model for container deployment in the cloud. Speakers also offered best practices in security and other areas. This eWEEK slide show offers key highlights of the summit.

  • The new data loss prevention capability helps organizations keep better tabs on their cloud-hosted files, preventing damaging leaks of sensitive business information.

  • The online payment processor outlined at a high level its future plans, introduced some new partnerships and unveiled a new co-op-based service.

  • School's (nearly) out for summer, but Microsoft is already gearing up for the new class year with updates to its OneNote data-sharing cloud platform.

  • A panel of top OpenStack entrepreneurs explains what it takes to build a successful cloud startup with free software.

  • The feature is available on in English in the Google app for Android and iOS and will later be delivered in other languages and in desktop searches.

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