FreeBSD 9.0 Cloud Servers with VirtIO, Root Access and 7 Day Free Trial Launched Today

Zürich, Switzerland- Thursday 19 January 2012 CloudSigma, the international, pure-play cloud server and virtual data center provider, today launched the latest version of FreeBSD in its cloud. The new FreeBSD 9.0 server image can be instantly deployed to create high performance cloud servers. Patrick Baillie, CEO commented ‘As a public cloud provider we pride ourselves on offering the latest operating …

The IaaS of Choice for Media Industry Professionals

A lot goes into making a Blockbuster hit that tops box office charts. Movies like Titanic, Star Wars, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings don’t just come together over night. Steep requirements are imposed on everything from production, staff and equipment, to location, music and editing; but, one of the most hefty requirements often goes overlooked – IT. Technology …

Attend Selects CloudSigma’s IaaS to Power its MediaCloud and Content Ingest Network for Media Professionals

Flexible, Customizable Approach to the Cloud Saves Attend from Building New Infrastructure to Support High-Performance Requirements Palo Alto, Calif. – January 17, 2012 CloudSigma, the only international, customer-centric, pure-cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, today announced that Attend LLC, a provider of cloud services for media professionals, has selected CloudSigma to support its MediaCloud online media storage and collaboration …

To Own or Not to Own; the Pros and Cons of IaaS In-House Data Center Ownership

Recently, I was featured on GigaOM, discussing the pros and cons of in-house data center ownership for public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service providers. With the widespread media attention dedicated to recent outages, including Amazon’s latest downtime, it’s evident that maintaining consistent data center uptime can be a real challenge. So, the question remains, are IaaS providers equipped to deliver resilient data center …

Forbes for Thought

Recently, I was featured on Forbes, discussing a topic that is top of mind for companies operating in the cloud and across geographical boundaries – namely, conflicting laws and regulations with regards to data access, sharing and location. Here is the issue, in brief: European law imposes strict sanctions against data breaches and requires notifications to be sent if any …

Ringing in 2012 with Flexible Control

Recently, I was featured in VM Blog and Data Center Knowledge offering my predictions for cloud computing in 2012. One theme, in particular, resonated throughout both articles: flexibility. According to Gartner, the worldwide cloud IaaS market will grow from an estimated $3.7 billion in 2011 to $10.5 billion by 2014. In order for this tremendous growth to be sustained, however, …