An introduction to server provisioning with CloudInit

This month we announced a very exciting partnership with Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu. One key element in this partnership is the introduction of full CloudInit support between the CloudSigma cloud and Ubuntu. An introduction to CloudInit If you’re not familiar with CloudInit, it is the industry standard for bootstrapping cloud servers. Using a simple […]

Five tools you need for your cloud deployment

You have finally managed to get up and running with your application. It runs great. You’re happy and you’re customers are happy. One morning you wake up with an inbox full of angry customer emails and your Twitter feed full of complaints. While you were sleeping, something broke. You just didn’t know about it until […]

An update to CloudSigma’s Ansible module

Recently, we announced an Ansible module for CloudSigma (or rather, a Dynamic Inventory backend). I’ve personally started to use Ansible more and more for performing simple tasks. It did however become somewhat cumbersome to use when you have a larger pool of servers. While still not available in the web app, we have supported Tags […]

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 […]

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 […]

Simplifying maintenance with fabric and pycloudsigma

When you’re working with a cloud infrastructure, it’s pretty common that you need to perform the same task on all your servers. Perhaps you need deploy a hotfix, or simply just check what kernel version your servers are running. The traditional sysadmin way of doing this was to simply write a for-loop in shell-script which […]