HyTrust, Intel team to lock down VMware virtual machines

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By Ellen Messmer, Network World | August 26th, 2014 Boundary controls ensure VMware workloads only run in trusted locations. HyTrust, in a partnership with Intel, today said its cloud security software used with VMware-based virtual machines can now ensure those VMs will only run in designated trusted locations based on what’s called new “boundary controls.”…

VMware prepares OpenStack for enterprise use

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By Joab Jackson, IDG News Service | August 25th, 2014 VMware Integrated OpenStack runs on VMware’s vSphere. VMware wants to bring enterprise-class reliability to OpenStack by releasing a distribution of cloud hosting software that runs on top of the virtualization stack. “There’s a lot of interest as OpenStack to provide a developer-friendly cloud. But enterprises…

This is what the new hybrid cloud looks like

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By Brandon Butler, Network World | July 8th, 2014 Hybrid cloud management is really about managing the old and the new IT worlds. The hybrid cloud seems to be what everyone wants to get to. End users seem to like the idea of using a public cloud, like Amazon Web Services for its large scale…

Facebook announces its open data-center switch

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By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | June 18th, 2014 The company wants to open up the platform for development and use by others. Facebook has taken networking into its own hands, building a switch to link servers inside its data centers, and wants to make the platform available to others. The sprawling social network…