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OpenStack Event Report


ForLinux are proud to be involved in the first EMEA OpenStack event along with about 350 others. Not only were a substantial portion of the audience very familiar with OpenStack, many had already deployed it. I met individuals and companies from around Europe who have already deployed OpenStack clouds. Free T-shirts, pens, mouse mats and a glowing ball added to the occasion.

The discussion about OpenStack distributions from companies such as Citrix, Canonical and StackOps indicates how companies are investing in this technology as the right cloud solution for their customers. Citrix highlighted how their acquisition of was a doubling their commitment to the project. All of this activity bodes well for the creation of a broad range of OpenStack solutions for customers.

In addition to the open panel discussions, there was an overview of Cloud security, the architecture behind Open Stack and the Swift object store. The event demonstrates that OpenStack is here to stay and will become the open standard for Cloud architectures which ForLinux will be supporting.

ForLinux are now part of the OpenStack community OpenStack Companies

London OpenStack Day


The one-day event will feature an overview of the technology for all audiences the first half of the day, followed by a technical deep-dive session in the afternoon.

Hackers warn NHS over security


 Thursday 9th June Lulz Security, (the hacking group claiming to be behind the Sony compromise) warned the NHS that it had acquired some Administrator passwords, thereby demonstrating it had access to parts of the system.


Technical Director, Steve Nice, interviewed by BBC Radio to advise on Security


Technical Director and Certified Ethical Hacker, Steve Nice, was invited to speak about Internet security on BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

Small businesses failing to maximise on-line opportunities


A report commissioned by, a not for profit advice site, highlights some concerning trends regarding how well small businesses are taking advantage of on-line retailing.

Microsoft wants a piece of the Open Source pie


Microsoft made an announcement at the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco this month, that the Linux distribution, CentOS, would now runs as a "first class citizen" on Windows Server R2 Hyper-V.

ForLinux achieves PCI approved status from MasterCard and Visa


ForLinux is delighted to have achieved Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance and to be registered as an approved supplier by both MasterCard and Visa.

Sony hack highlights the danger of poor Linux system administration


As the true scale of the Sony hack continues to unfold, the world is asking how a technical corporation the size of Sony could have fallen foul of such a serious security breach. It must have been a complicated and highly skilled attack to successfully penetrated Sony's infrastructure, right? 

Or could this dreadful episode have been avoided by patching their Apache web server on a regular basis?

Open Data Centre Alliance extends its reach


The Open Data Centre Alliance has announced the latest developments in its quest to introduce a Usage Model Roadmap to guide the future decisions taken across the globe concerning data centre usage.

ForLinux is an Amazon Web Services Solutions provider


ForLinux is delighted to have been accepted on to the Amazon Web Services Solutions Provider program, in recognition of the solutions the company has implemented on behalf of its clients utilising the AWS cloud infrastructure.

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