European internet users have gotten into big trouble as of Tuesday, October 6th. Their personal data can no longer be blindly stored on American servers, or clouds. A large part of the popular internet is currently hosted on American clouds like Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, or Google.
From july 29th forward, CloudVPS have changed their configurations for new VPS instances on our traditional Xen and Hyper-V platform. This means that you can get double the hard disk space with the VPS products ranging from VPS1 to VPS4 inclusive, at the same price level as before. We have also upgraded our CPUs from 2.6 to 3.2GHz.
Information security plays a critical role within CloudVPS: The security and protection of both your and our data is central to our mission. One measure that can be helpful to such a policy is the adoption of ISO27001, a standard in the same area of security.
A new version of the standard was published in September, 2013. This updated version simplified a number of its elements, and improved on its overall structure.
CloudVPS is continuously working on developing new services. A great functionality gap on our current Hyper-V platform is the possibility of snapshots. After an extensive search, we have finally settled on a candidate that can fill this gap. At the moment we are testing internally with Veeam on our platform.
CloudVPS has launched her mobile-friendly website today. As of now the layout of the website is not limited to fixed desktop dimensions but will scale with the dimensions of your device.
We are happy to announce the immediate availability of the next Fedora Base Cloud and Fedora Atomic Cloud image in our OpenStack Unsupported image section. The Fedora 22 release has a number of interesting updates and a major change under the hood
Recently a vulnerability in Magento was discovered that allows attackers to gain unauthorized access to your webshop. This unfortunately also means attackers can thereby access all information in your webshop including your customer database and the backoffice.
On monday the 16th of March, CloudVPS will change the opening hours for its telephone service desk. Starting on the 16th you can reach us for telephonic support every working day from half past eight in the morning till six in the evening.
Yesterday a vulnerability in glibc was disclosed, one which requires an update. The vulnerability allows attackers to run arbitrary code on affected servers and thereby gaining access to these systems. In more technical terms the vulnerability consists of a buffer overflow issue, which can be abused via a remote arbitrary code exploit.
Over the last two months we've upgraded both the software and hardware of the CloudVPS Object Store.
The CloudVPS Object Store is growing with milions of objects a week. Growth has increased exponentially since the introduction of our popular Backup to Object Store product. This meant that we had to increase the hardware quicker than expected. Over the last two months we increased the capacity of the object store by 400%. The rebalancing of objects resulting from this unfortunately decreased performance for a couple of weeks.