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2018

April
9
March
6

Update regarding "Meltdown" and "Spectre"

Back in January we already summarized information about the measures taken so far regarding the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. With this update we would like to inform you that we have already applied the available fixes for Meltdown and Spectre (on 2018-01-10 and 2018-02-26 respectively) on all of our compute nodes.

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January
19

Information regarding "Meltdown" and "Spectre"

Recently, two important security vulnerabilities code-named Meltdown and Spectre have been discovered independently by several parties including researchers at Graz University of Technology and Google Project Zero. They were first published in a blog post by Google Project Zero on 2018-01-03 after rumors spread during the holiday season.

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2017

November
27

New Border Routers with FRRouting (FRR)

cloudscale.ch is growing – and with it the demands on our network. In the course of a comprehensive revision, we are currently optimizing the already fully redundant network. With the replacement of our border routers we successfully completed a first expansion step with which we were able to increase the capacity of our Internet connections significantly.

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November
1

"Infrastructure as Code" with Terraform

When projects grow beyond a single server, it usually makes sense to manage the required infrastructure automatically. After Libcloud and Ansible it is now also possible to use Terraform to define complete setups at cloudscale.ch "as code".

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October
16

Guest article APPUiO: OpenShift on cloudscale.ch

The buzzwords of the hour are containers, Docker, Kubernetes. Accordingly, in this guest article we are covering OpenShift – an open-source project based on those same technologies. In this article we would also like to show you that OpenShift is much more than just "Docker and Kubernetes" and give you a short introduction to OpenShift on cloudscale.ch.

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August
28

Ready to go with our Object Storage

After the official introduction of our S3-compatible Object Storage this summer, we are now showing you how to use this technology quickly and effectively in your projects. Furthermore, you will learn more about our attractive pricing scheme.

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July
6
June
30

Launch of Our S3-Compatible Object Storage

After an extended beta phase, our S3-compatible Object Storage – one of the most popular feature requests from our users – is now officially available. After our last post about use cases and tools, we would like to give you a few insights into how we at cloudscale.ch get the most out of this technology.

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May
17

Ansible Cloud Module and Libcloud Integration

Back in November 2016 we introduced our API, which allows you to manage your cloud servers automatically – directly from within your own application or deployment setup. With Ansible and Libcloud this just got even more comfortable: These two important open-source projects now support our API natively.

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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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