The Dutch Internet Service Provider IT-Ernity has acquired all the shares of CloudVPS.
With this acquisition CloudVPS will become part of a group that will support our continued growth and enable new initiatives. IT-Ernity gains the leading Dutch public cloud and Europe’s first public OpenStack platform.
CloudVPS launches a long expected new piece of software, CloudVPS BOSS, or Backup to Object Store Script. This program allows you to backup Linux servers to our highly redundant and cheap CloudVPS Object Store, instead of to our backupservers.
This article is an extensive guide on building high available clusters with Ansible and Openstack. It is written by CloudVPS cloud admin Remy van Elst and was published last week on his personal blog raymii.org.
We'll build a Highly available cluster consisting out of two load balancers, two database servers and two application servers. This is all done with Ansible, the cluster nodes are all on Openstack. Ansible is a super awesome orchestration tool and Openstack is a big buzzword filled software suite for datacenter virtualization.
At the lanch of CloudVPS Compute on the 19th of May 2014 the initial prices and cloud server sizes (flavors) were estimated on a conservative basis. Now we have actual usage data we can provide our customers with more capacity or lower prices. Today we have increased the CPU capacity of most flavors on offer. In the near future you can expect us to lower the cost of extra volumes.
As of today we've added FreeBSD to our available OpenStack images. This is a bare install of FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE x86-amd64. It is prepared with BSD Cloudinit so that ssh keys and resizes work with Openstack.
We also added a Fedora 20 image. This is the official Fedora 20 64 bit Cloud Image, taken directly from cloud.fedoraproject.org. The image is configured with cloud-init, and so will take advantage of the OpenStack metadata services for provisioning ssh keys. Note that the root account is disabled, but sudo access is granted to a special login user. For Fedora 19 and newer releases, this user is 'fedora'.
We have recently added a suite in Equinix AM3 as one of our main points of presence. We decided to add a second Equinix managed location to our growing network because of the positive experiences we have had with the company as a customer in Equinix AM2. Also important is that AM3 is the top datacenter in the Netherlands both in terms of sustainability and resilience.
Equinix is the largest datacenter group in the world with a focus on the quality of their service. They currently manage more than 100 datacenters in countries around the world.
This blog is written by CloudVPS developer Koert van der Veer, it was published earlier this month on his personal blog.
There are a ton of CMS systems for personal blogs. Wordpress is probably the most popular one, but there are many others. These CMSs tend to have an online admin panel, protected by a password. Creating a blog entry is usually pretty easy, although when you're a bit picky about the appearance of your post, you'll end up editing HTML.
While these systems are perfect for non-techsavvy users, they have one major weakness: both the software and the content need to be on the same server. This means that the software you use is exposed to the entire internet. Just google wordpress vulnerability to get a sense of the implications. Moreover, you'll need a server configured for some script language, usually PHP, which has both cost and performance implications. Lastly, if your blog gets slashdotted, there is often no good way to scale your blog, as there are many dynamic components.
If nice wysiwyg editing is not among your requirements, you could decide to switch to a static blog system. In this blog I'll be using the CloudVPS objectstore as a storage medium, but there are many alternatives for that, too.
CloudVPS has launched the first OpenStack-based public European cloud today. With CloudVPS Compute, cloud users can create and manage large networks of cloud servers, simply and on demand, within an enterprise-class infrastructure. The new service speaks to the needs of businesses and software developers wary of vendor lock-in, who are seeking an open cloud service where clients are not tied to one single provider. With Compute, CloudVPS offers an open and privacy aware alternative for US-based services such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. In most scenario’s CloudVPS Compute will be significantly cheaper than the US based services as well.
We have been moving all our services to OpenStack since the introduction of the CloudVPS Object Store last April. Since December of last year we have been beta testing our new OpenStack based virtual server platform CloudVPS Compute. With this new platform you will be able to quickly create virtual servers and complex network setups. CloudVPS Compute can be controlled through the elegant Skyline interface or the OpenStack API. We would like to provide you with an update regarding the beta test and official launch of this new platform.