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In The Know: Top 5 Must-Read Cloud Stories, April 3

Here's Talkin' Cloud list of must-read cloud computing stories for April 3. Today's column features Thales e-Security, eFolder and My Digital Shield.

Talkin' Cloud at the end of each day pulls out five must-read cloud computing stories from the news cycle for its readers to review in the morning. Today's column features Thales e-Security, eFolder and My Digital Shield.

Some of these stories have been gathered from Talkin' Cloud's article database, while others have been collected from elsewhere. If we missed something, feel free to leave a comment below. We might just add it into the mix.

Here's today's list of must-read cloud computing stories.

Thales And Microsoft Team Up To Offer Azure Customers Better Key Management. The crypto specialists at Thales e-Security this week announced that they're teaming up with Microsoft (MSFT) to help clients simplify encryption key management in the cloud. The technology partnership spawned what Thales is calling bring your own key (BYOK) technology, the foundation of its new BYOK Deployment Service Package aimed squarely at Microsoft Azure customers.

eFolder Launches Cloud Backup Service For Veeam. Managed service providers (MSPs) and value-added resellers (VARs) can now use eFolder to add off-site backup and disaster recovery (BDR) services to any Veeam Software deployment. Atlanta-based eFolder launched eFolder BDR for Veeam, a solution that provides verified virtual machine (VM) backups in the cloud. According to eFolder, channel partners that deploy eFolder BDR for Veeam have multiple ways to recover VMs in the event of an outage or site-wide disaster.

My Digital Shield Taps New VP Of Operations. Building upon its efforts to further assist its channel partners through expertise, My Digital Shield (MDS) today announced the appointment of IT security veteran Jason Graf as its vice president of operations.

Executive Spotlight: 7 HP Channel Executives You Should Know. HP (HPQ) works closely with the channel, which is reflected by its channel team. Here's everything you need to know about seven HP executives who support the company's channel and partner programs.

Nebula Closes: Is OpenStack Cloud Computing Still Anyone's Game?. In a sign that OpenStack clouds are becoming the purview of only the high and mighty—not to mention wealthy—companies that can fund their own distributions of the open source platform, OpenStack-based private cloud vendor Nebula announced its closing this week.

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