‘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.
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.
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.
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
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'.