How to setup & optimise MongoDB on public cloud servers

Long gone are the days when MongoDB was the ‘new kid on the block’. These days, MongoDB has evolved to become the go-to solution for many people who are leaving relational databases behind. In this article I’m not going to make the argument for why you should use MongoDB over {insert other NoSQL database}, or […]

Presentation deck from CloudExpo Europe

Last week I gave a talk at CloudExpo Europe in London. Some people asked for the presentation deck for this, so here it is. The title for the talk was “Server evolution: From mainframes to containers and PaaS.” The presentation was also recorded. Once the video becomes available, we’ll post that too.

CoreOS is now available on CloudSigma!

What CoreOS is in their own words: CoreOS is a new Linux distribution that has been rearchitected to provide features needed to run modern infrastructure stacks. The strategies and architectures that influence CoreOS allow companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to run their services at scale with high resilience. CoreOS is arguably one of the […]

CloudSigma partners with Canonical to become an Ubuntu CPC

We’re excited to announce that as of today, CloudSigma is an Ubuntu Certified Cloud Provider. This partnership means that we will be working closely with Canonical (the makers of Ubuntu), ensuring that Ubuntu runs flawlessly on our cloud. This also means that we will be part of Ubuntu’s ecosystem, which includes exciting projects such as […]

PSA: Patch your servers against CVE-2014-6271

Today a vulnerability was discovered in Bash, the shell used on most Linux distributions. We strongly recommend that you patch your servers as soon as possible against this. Debian / Ubuntu CentOS / RedHat Enterprise Linux / Fedora Make sure to compare the updated package with the list of patched versions here. For more information, […]

CloudSigma and OpenVPN Partner to Provide Secure, Remote Access to Public Cloud Deployments

Designed for SMBs, Branch Offices and Remote Workers, New Software Appliance Provides the Same Seamless Access as On-Premise Infrastructure, but with the Ability to Leverage the Cloud Palo Alto, Calif. – July 22, 2014 – CloudSigma, a public cloud IaaS provider with advanced hybrid hosting solutions, today announced that it has partnered with OpenVPN to […]

Securing your data in the cloud with encryption

One common concern that many people have against putting their data in the cloud is that it isn’t as secure as storing it on premise. While there is some truth to this argument, depending on your legal jurisdiction, it may or may not be true. Yet, if you are running an unpatched server that is […]

An introduction to failover in the cloud

One of the hardest, but most important things to do when building your cloud architecture, is to eliminate Single Point of Failures (SPoF). What this means is that every mission critical service should be able to survive an outage of any given server. Some companies, like Netflix, have taken this to an extreme and created […]

Virtual machines and disk expansion

Disclaimer: Before we begin, we need to point out that there is always a risk of data loss when you are doing disk expansion. Hence, you should always back up your data before you begin. We do not assume any responsibility for data loss caused by this guide. It is up to you to take […]

Introducing server contextualization

We’re excited to announce the support for server contextualization. This means that you can post various meta data to either your server or drive definition (via the API), and then read it back from within the actual server. This has been a popular feature request, since it is applicable to a wide array of tasks. […]