This week we released the new Windows Server 2016 Standard image for both OpenStack and Windows Hyper-V. Our Windows Hyper-V team finished their intensive testing period of the new Windows Server 2016 image and on OpenStack the image has been available for testing for a few months, it's now moved to the Supported Images. In this article we'll go over our platforms, what's new in this version of Windows Server and show you how to get started with this new image.
Another day, another major vulnerability in an important piece of software. WordPress, one of the most widespread CMSs in the world, has recently released a new version in order to close a vulnerability which allows attackers unauthorized access to your environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.