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Hardening Hypervisors Against VENOM-Style Attacks

The recent disclosure of the VENOM bug affecting major open-source hypervisors, such as KVM and Xen, has many reevaluating their risks when using cloud infrastructures. That is a very good thing indeed. 

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How to Become a Valued OpenStack Contributor

Adrian Otto is project team lead for OpenStack projects Magnum and Solum. Otto founded the OpenStack Containers team in 2014, and is a Principal Architect at Rackspace. He is a serial entrepeneur, with 20 years of experience in technology leadership roles, and gets excited about evolving new technology to shape...

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11-Year-Old Bug in Virtual Floppy Drive Code Allows Escape from Virtual Machines

Popular virtualization platforms relying on the virtual Floppy Disk Controller code from QEMU (Quick Emulator) are susceptible to a vulnerability that allows executing code outside the guest machine. Among the affected platforms are Xen, KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) and the native QEMU client, which are used by various cloud computing...

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IBM Adds New Bluemix Services at Cloud Foundry Services

IBM announced a bunch of new Bluemix services to help developers create analytics-driven cloud apps at the Cloud Foundry Summit.

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A Quick Introduction to LXD

Scott Lowe's Blog: With the recent release of Ubuntu 15.04, aka “Vivid Vervet”, the Ubuntu community has also unveiled an early release of LXD (pronounced “lex-dee”), a new project aimed at revitalizing the use of LXC and LXC-based containers in the face of application container efforts such as Docker and rkt

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