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2017

April
20

High-Availability Using Floating IPs

The entire infrastructure at cloudscale.ch has been designed for maximum availability of your virtual servers. By using Floating IPs you can now make your services highly available at the software level as well.

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February
16

Ceph Performance Boost with NVMe SSDs

Many customers value the high level of performance of our servers. Along with powerful processors and fast networking, our distributed SSD storage cluster contributes substantially to superior speed. After thorough testing in our lab, we recently gave it an extra performance boost.

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January
3

Beta Phase: S3-Compatible Object Storage

We have always considered ourselves to be a platform from developers for developers: The requirements and requests of the developer community have a substantial influence on our roadmap. Thus, the latest feature, an S3-compatible object storage with data located in Switzerland exclusively, has also been implemented by popular request.

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2016

November
28

OpenStack Mitaka and More

An old IT adage says that every company has a test environment. Yet some companies are in the fortunate position of having a separate production environment as well...
All joking aside, we firmly believe that we can only ensure reliable operations in production when using a separate test environment – and our customers will surely agree with us.

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November
3

Workflow Automation With Our New API

Many projects quickly grow into a set of several virtual servers: e.g. to separate "development", "staging" and "production" environments, to test new releases of a certain software or by deploying additional servers to handle load peaks. Thanks to our new API you can now include the deployment of new servers in your configuration management tool or task-specific scripts and thereby simplify and speed up your workflow.

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October
21

Increasing Availability Using Anti-Affinity

May we introduce: Anti-Affinity. Use this small but powerful new feature to build even more resilient setups. Furthermore, we would like to share some insights in how we approach high availability (HA) on many different levels.

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September
13
August
17

Introducing Bulk Storage

One of the key ingredients of a highly performing server is fast data access. This is why all of our virtual machines come with 10 GB of distributed SSD-only storage included. But what if your specific use case asks for lots of disk space rather than performance?

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July
21
July
4
June
21

IPv6 – Welcome to "The Bigger Internet"

We are happy to announce that we are now offering native IPv6 support for all our cloud servers. By enabling IPv6 on your servers today, you can directly reach the rapidly growing number of IPv6 users around the world.

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June
9

Upgrading OpenStack from Kilo to Liberty

At cloudscale.ch, we have been using OpenStack ever since we started out in 2014. Recently, we upgraded from OpenStack "Kilo" to the newer "Liberty" release. It has been an interesting journey, and we would like to share some of our experiences with you.

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May
6

Re-Implementation of our Cloud Control Panel

Sometimes, fundamental improvements happen in the background and are therefore almost invisible to end users. We went through a full code change (including switching programming languages) over the last couple of months.

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March
3

Growing the Team at cloudscale.ch

After developing, testing and launching our new cloud offering, we were facing a challenge that is typical for the stage we are in: growth. In our case, growing the team turned out to be trickier than anticipated.

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January
12

Yes, we are open!

After admitting more and more users onto our platform, we can start the new year with the most exciting announcement a start-up can probably make: General availability of our Swiss public cloud.

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