Moving from CityCloud Gen1 to OpenStack – Part 3

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I’ve been using the new OpenStack environment at City Cloud for some time now, and enjoying the flexibility and scalability of this platform. Time to migrate your servers from the current Gen1 platform to the OpenStack platform. To get you up to speed in this migration, I’ve compiled some steps to support this move. In my previous posts, I described …

Moving from CityCloud Gen1 to OpenStack – Part 2

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With OpenStack now available in CityCloud, providing a new flexible and scalable cloud platform, it’s time to migrate your servers from the current Gen1 platform to the OpenStack platform. To get you up to speed in this migration, I’ve compiled some steps to support this move. In my previous post, I described the process in how to get started. This post …

Enterprise Cloud Networking Principles

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Deploying a server in the cloud is easy. The tools, like the City Network Control Panel, makes it a ‘click-based’ installation.  But when moving or migrating a whole IT infrastructure ecosystem to the cloud, more designing and planning is required. You need to have a clear view on how you will implement your servers. As servers are not stand-alone but …

Cloud is maturing, so do the concerns

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In contrast to early cloud objections, more IT oriented, today’s concerns involve more line of business issues. The three top cloud concerns of CIOs: poor user experience due to performance bottlenecks, the resulting impact on brand reputation and loyalty, and revenue loss due to non-availability, poor performance or cloud service troubleshooting costs. Both type of concerns, IT and Business, converge …

Cloud and High Availability

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With your servers in the cloud after a migration project, did you think about high availability (HA)?  Although cloud providers ensure redundancy on hardware level like redundancy of network connections, power supplies and storage, they do not provide a system redundancy on a higher level. The level where a complete server, not only the hardware but also the service, is …

City Monitor – how to get started

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Earlier today we launched a new, free monitoring service in City Cloud. We simply call it City Monitor and yes, it’s free! Here is all you need to know about getting started with those checks to make sure that you get notified whenever your web page or server is down and also to get a good view of your average …

Updated ISO-files in City Cloud

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As you might already know, we have several ISO-files that you can use when creating your servers in the City Control Panel. Pre-installed images are great and all you have to do is to choose the one you need. But sometimes you just want to install some application from scratch and therefore we also provide ISO-files. We recently updated several of …

5 New and updated images in City Cloud

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We always strive to keep our app center up to date and here are our latest software additions and updates. The new and updated images are available in the app center as of today. The brand new ones Open BSD 5.4 Now supports VirtIO and VirtBLK  which boosts performance significantly. Release notes FreeBSD 9.2 Default DTrace-support ZFS-improvements VirtIO and Virt …

Selfhosted Ghost blog (BETA)

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It´s new, it´s fresh and we have got it! Ghost is a rising star on the Internet and the talk of the town for us web-nerds. With a brilliant and simplistic way of looking at blogging Ghost aims to take things to the next level of ease. While praising WordPress and similar CMS-tools they also say that not much has …