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Q&A: ownCloud Provides Secure File Sharing for the Enterprise

File storage and sharing using consumer-oriented cloud services can be a security problem for companies that want to avoid sensitive data leaks. ownCloud aims to solve the issue by offering commercial cloud services installed within a company's own datacenter. Their open source software is built on Linux and most often deployed on Linux by enterprise customers, said Markus Rex, CTO of ownCloud, via email. Here, Rex discusses where ownCloud fits into the open cloud ecosystem, what it means to be an open source company, how to ensure security with open source software and why they recently joined The Linux Foundation.

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Video: Open Cloud Conversation Moves Beyond the API

The open source cloud discussion has noticeably shifted over the past year, away from whether the industry needs an open source alternative to the Amazon Web Services API and toward providing services that Amazon doesn't offer.

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Live Linux Q&A Google Hangout: Open Cloud Infrastructure and Service Portability

Join open source cloud experts from CloudStack, Eucalyptus, Gluster, OpenShift, OpenStack, Puppet Labs, Rackspace and Red Hat for a Linux Foundation live video chat next Tuesday, May 7 at 10 a.m. Pacific, via Google Hangouts On Air.

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Linux Enterprise User Stories: IT Research and Game Development

To get some real world examples of Linux deployments in action, we followed up on the Enterprise End User Survey with an informal poll of the Linux Foundation’s LinkedIn community.

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IBM Makes Push for Open Source Virtualization with KVM

IBM is not at all new to virtualization, but with its shift last month to an open source cloud architecture, the company has put a fresh effort into boosting market share for KVM, the open source Linux “Kernel-based Virtual Machine” for x86 servers.

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