10th February 2014
Cloudwick Labs Verifies Nebula Interoperability with Amazon Web Services and Rackspace
Nebula®, the enterprise private cloud company, today announced that Cloudwick Labs, an independent test lab for cloud computing, has confirmed that Nebula delivers Cassandra workloads to span multiple data centers and validates multi-site hybrid cloud interoperability with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Rackspace.
29th January 2014
Nebula, the enterprise private cloud company, today announced the appointment of Vish Ishaya to the role of Chief Technology Officer. Ishaya, a member of the NASA team that created OpenStack, is a prominent figure in the cloud computing industry. This appointment is effective immediately and Ishaya will report to Gordon Stitt, Nebula Chief Executive Officer.
13th January 2014
Matthew Garret, Senior Software Engineer with Nebula's security team, gives the keynote address at linux.conf.au 2014 in Perth Australia. Click here for the full video.
12th December 2013
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nebula®, the enterprise private cloud company, today announced that it has been selected as the winner for Best Cloud Security Solution at the 2013 UP-START Cloud Awards. The company was recognized for its private cloud system, Nebula One, which was built from the ground up to meet the security requirements of the modern enterprise and provide peace of mind to those with the most stringent security requirements.
20th November 2013
Cyberduck is a very popular free and open source file transfer GUI for OS X and Windows. It also works great as an interface for Nebula One's Object Storage, and people ask us about it all the time! The following is a quick and easy guide to getting Cyberduck up and running with the Nebula One:
21st October 2013
Nebula engineer and OpenStack Dashboard PTL Gabriel Hurley discusses interesting aspects of OpenStack's 2013.2 "Havana" release and presents his unique perspective on the challenges and achievements of OpenStack going forward.
9th October 2013
Last week, Netflix announced the finalists in its Open Source Software Cloud Prize competition, and among those finalists was a fork of Netflix's Asgard management console--which normally manages Amazon Web Services for Netflix's developers--that would run on OpenStack. The fork is called Aurora, and is the product of a team at PayPal. We took a look at what they'd done and said "hey, let's see if it runs on Nebula!"
4th October 2013
This is going to describe how to prepare and execute the creation of a small Hadoop cluster with Nebula One using the Nebula One Cosmos interface, an ssh terminal, and the Apache Ambari project.
13th September 2013
Mountain View, Calif., September 13, 2013 – Nebula®, the enterprise private cloud company, today announced that Gordon Stitt, seasoned entrepreneurial technology executive and co-founder of two successful public companies, will be joining the company as CEO as of September 23rd. Chris C. Kemp will continue as a member of the executive team in the role of Chief Strategy Officer and on the board of directors.
6th September 2013
In this blog post, Nebula Director of Security Research Bryan D. Payne, Ph.D., a key contributor to the OpenStack Security Guide project, shares his thoughts on presenting at the NSA Open Source Industry Day earlier this week.
Rumor has it that a government agency's use of open source software is directly correlated with the percentage of the workforce who are computing professionals. So it should come as no surprise that the National Security Agency (NSA) makes heavy use of open source software in their mission. To help bring some of this community together, the Open Source Software Institute (OSSI), hosted the 2nd Annual NSA Open Source Industry Day this week. Over 500 people came together to discuss government use of open source software. The pervasive themes -- perhaps not surprisingly -- seemed to be cloud, mobile, and security.
Fitting nicely into this theme, I was invited to talk on a panel about the OpenStack Security Guide, and more generally about security in OpenStack. Nathanael Burton (NSA) and Shawn Wells (Red Hat) rounded out the panel. Together we discussed the genesis of the book, common problems with OpenStack security, integrating PKI authentication with the cloud, and much more. After the session we lined up to sign books for nearly 100 people, collecting donations for the OpenStack Foundation, and the OSSI.
We also discussed a recurring point of concern for private cloud deployments: ensuring that instances remain secure while handing administrative control to cloud users. There are many ways to address this problem without spoiling the benefits that come from a cloud. Viable options include manual vetting of images, automatically validating that images satisfy compliance requirements before boot, close monitoring of instance configurations, and limiting floating IP assignment to approved instances. Given the importance and interest in this particular problem, I'd watch for more innovation here in the future.
There are clearly many people in the government that understand open source and that are taking it seriously. This conference was a great venue for sharing ideas that work, and learning from others. I was pleased to see so many OpenStack users in the crowd and hope that they enjoy learning about OpenStack security through their new books.
-Bryan D. Payne, Ph.D. Director, Security Research
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