How CERN Patched 30,000 VMs in its OpenStack Cloud for Meltdown, Spectre

When the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security vulnerabilities were first publicly disclosed on Jan. 3, they set of a flurry of activity among IT users and cloud operators around the world. In a panel moderated by eWEEK at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver on May 24, operators detailed how they dealt with the patching process for meltdown and explained why it was a time consuming process.