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 …

A recap of the #CloudBeerStockholm meetup

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Last week we went to Stockholm to host the last #CloudBeer meetup of this spring. On Thursday, Gute Grill & Bar was the place to be for a night of interesting presentations and cloud related discussions. The official part of this meetup were three presentations by Peter Lundqvist from Arista, Jan Josephson from op5 and Kim Hindart from City Network. …

Database as a Service – The new rising star

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Some time ago, I published a post on ‘The changing landscape of IT’. One of the key drivers of this change is data. And there comes ‘Database as a Service’ in play. Let me explain my views on DbaaS in a “What-Why-How” approach.       What is DbaaS exactly? On the definition of DbaaS you will find different statements. …

Location, Location, Location

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Cloud computer and real estate.  A strange combination you might think but for techies amongs us, the link is very clear. In order to achieve economies of scale, it makes sense to move towards large centralized data centers. This centralization results in challenges to be overcome for certain aspects of data and service delivery. Disaster Recovery, increased response times, are …

City Cloud demolishes the competition in disk performance! Results in from TechWorld’s (IDG) big test.

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Throughout the summer the people at TechWorld have been busy testing some of the most used IaaS providers and their services. It was a substantial test, heavily focused towards the virtual machine and services around virtual machines. The test was extensive, and when it came to performance TechWorld focused on Disk performance (IOPS, transfer rates) and network transfer rates (down …

The changing landscape of IT

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If you look at the history of IT, you see certain disruptive shifts. All started with typewriters, over to main frames, personal computers and inexpensive servers.  These are what I call the hardware shifts. After the hardware shift, we saw IT redirect its focus to services.  Large IT companies often had 2 division, a hardware division and a services division, …

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 …