Make sure to patch your servers for the Heartbleed bug

Today there was a major security announcement that affected a large number of online services. In short, if you’re running a website that is using OpenSSL (i.e. most websites that are secured by SSL) you are likely to be affected. You can read more about the bug here. You can also check if you’re exposed […]

We’re at NAB! Easing Security Fears for Media Collaboration

No one understands the phrase ‘time is money’ more than the media industry. If a production isn’t finished on schedule because of editing delays, it can result in a hemorrhage of finances. Collaborating on a project under this kind of pressure used to be extremely stressful, because, before the cloud, it often required media companies […]

Using Ansible with CloudSigma

In a recent article I wrote about how you can use Salt to manage your CloudSigma infrastructure. Another tool mentioned in that article was Ansible, which is in many ways similar to Salt. Since we’re all about choice here at CloudSigma, I thought it was only fair to also provide Ansible-users (or aspiring Ansible-users) with […]

Cloud Giant IBM Grows Larger with Inflexible Solutions for the Enterprise

IBM announced in January that they have invested $1.2 billion to launch 15 new data centers across the U.S., China, Hong Kong, India, Canada and the U.K. to increase their global public cloud services, as an alternative to Amazon. But,is this really what the industry and enterprises need? IBM has had cloud offerings across Europe, […]

Build your own PaaS (with Dokku)

One of the most popular PaaS providers today is Heroku. Heroku, along with other PaaS providers like Engine Yard is loved by developers because it makes the deployment of a new application extremely fast and simple. Since most developers rather write code than setting up and troubleshoot servers, it’s not hard to figure out why […]

CloudSigma a 3x Finalist

As a customer-centric public cloud provider, we have not only designed our platform to meet the demands of even the most complex and varied workloads, but have also made it a point to listen to our customers’ biggest pain points and adapt our cloud infrastructure accordingly. It’s with this in mind that we introduced our […]

CompatibleOne, jclouds and LibCloud now support CloudSigma’s IaaS cloud

We have always been committed to making our platform as accessible and open as possible. This is an ongoing effort of continual improvement so we’re happy to announce a number of recent initiatives that back up these commitments. As you probably know, we already allow you to upload and download your disk images from our […]

NTP Amplification Attacks, the latest DDoS weapon (and how to protect yourself from it)

During the last few months, we’ve seen an increased amount of NTP amplification attacks. It’s an attack technique, similar to the previous wave of DNS amplification attacks, mostly used by script kiddies (but also by black hats) to take sites/servers offline. The technique behind of the attack is pretty simple; using public NTP servers, the […]

Spice up your servers with Salt

In recent time, the automation tool Salt has gained a lot of attention. Salt, along with Ansible, is seen by many as refreshing alternatives to the more established automation tools Puppet and Chef. Recently, a new tool was added to the Salt stack named salt-ssh, which enables you to manage servers without having to install […]

CloudSigma API v2.0 is now supported in jclouds

This is a guest post by Ignasi Barrera, a PMC member on the Apache jclouds® project and active contributor to jclouds. What is jclouds? Apache jclouds® is a cloud agnostic library for the JVM that enables developers to access over 30 cloud providers using one API. It provides common interfaces to access different services in […]