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Open-source security: Can OpenStack really protect your cloud data?

April 13, 2018

A free, open-source platform, OpenStack was created with the ambitious target of giving infrastructure-as-a-service to consumers in a rapid, self-serve manner. It is now one of the most popular open-source cloud projects with the likes of eBay and Walmart relying on its framework.

Speed and simplicity were essential throughout OpenStack’s development, with users now easily able to manage it through a web-based dashboard, command-line tools, or through a RESTful API. Security, however, took a backseat until recent incidents such as the VENOM breakout and Heartbleed SSL-related flaw gave rise to no small discussion around its ability to keep data safe as a cloud platform.

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