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Automatic backup snapshots on OpenStack

This article shows you how to set up automatic backup snapshots of instances on our OpenStack platform. These snapshots are full backups of a virtual machine and can be used to clone an instance or restore one. We'll also show you how to set up an hook for apt-get updates and installations. This way you can quickly recover from a failed update. The snapshots have retention.

This article is a bit more technical than our usual blog articles.

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Will your unsecured website get an error in Google Chrome?

  Starting Januari 2016 Google Chrome (from version 56) will mark websites without a secure connection (https) that handle login data or payments as unsafe. In the address bar there will be a notice ‘Not Secure’. It is expected that other browsers will follow this example. In time Google wants to show a warning on all websites without a secure connection. In this article we’ll discuss what the changes are, what they mean for you and what you can do about it.

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The freedom of OpenStack

Self-service in the cloud

‘OpenStack’. Clearly, it sounds great. But what exactly is it? And, maybe even more importantly: what can you do with OpenStack and why would you prefer this platform over traditional cloud solutions? On 5 October 2016, at the partner meeting ‘The Future Decrypted’ in Rotterdam, CloudVPS explained OpenStack and provided (background) information that we wish to share with you.

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Flip Feng Shui:  A new threat for the Cloud?

Yesterday researchers from the Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdan and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven published a new vulnerability named Flip Feng Shui. This attack tries to get SSH keys from virtual servers in the Cloud by using the Row hammer vulnerability. Big words that sound scary. But are they? Is this the end of the Cloud? Time for an deep dive.

But first and foremost, our systems are safe and not vulnerable for this vulnerability. Read on to find out why we are not vulnerable.

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Ubuntu 16.04 available

Canonical released a new version of their Ubuntu operating system this april. This version packs a huge amount of new features and fixes.

This article talks about a few of these new features and changes. We’ll explain a few important points you need to consider when using or migrating to Ubuntu 16.04.

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