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 groundbreaking development in European public cloud services

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Our partner Interxion is a leading provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe. Their state-of-the-art data centres go beyond industry standards when it comes to reliability and performance and they have 38 of them in 11 countries. City Cloud currently runs in 2 of them, in Stockholm and London, with more City Cloud locations on the …

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 …

MSSQL 2014 and new Open BSD image in City Cloud

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As always, we keep adding new and updated images to the City Cloud app center and we recently added a couple of new ones. Windows 2012 with MSSQL 2014 MSSQL 2014 was released on April 1 and is now available in City Cloud. We have both the Standard version and Enterprise version running on Microsoft Windows 2012 Data Center. Both …

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 …