Understanding CPU Steal Time in the Cloud

Are We Stealing from You? Understanding CPU Steal Time in the Cloud

Customers often ask about CPU steal time. Especially those that use the CPUs heavily and for whom it’s a key performance criteria. There are quite a few differences in the setup and behaviour of CPUs and cores between physical and virtual environments. Even between cloud providers there are setups differences that make like for like comparison on the face of …

Our CEO Discusses Hybrid Cloud

Our CEO Discusses Hybrid Cloud

The reality is that the vast majority of companies are going to need to adopt a hybrid cloud approach. Or to incorporate existing and new technologies and systems. But what is hybrid cloud really and what strategies should novice companies consider? I sat down for a Q&A and discussed hybrid cloud approaches with our partners IP Converge in Manila.This is …

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Win a OnePlus2 Phone

***This competition is now closed*** At CloudSigma we love good design when we see it and, with many of us on the road frequently, we also appreciate having a powerful phone at our fingertips. That’s why when we got hold of the latest OnePlus2 64GB edition and a couple of invites we immediately thought it would be fun to give …

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Engaging hyperdrive: Our Intel v3 cloud servers

Doubling your performance We recently underwent a major infrastructure upgrade to our cloud in Zurich. And we’ll be rolling out similar upgrades across all our locations through the rest of 2015. One of the key elements to that upgrade was moving away from AMD based processors to Intel ones. As CEO I wanted to take this opportunity to write to …

Free Cloud Tier

Our Free Cloud Resources Tier

This week we rolled out a free resource tier across all our clouds as well as a major update to pricing levels. As part of that we’ve simplified some of the aspects of our pricing. Also, we’ve re-synched the exchange rates we used between currencies which we had not updated in almost two years. The great news is that wherever …

Cloud Highlights 2014

Some gems and useful links from 2014

Sometimes running computing infrastructure can feel a little like that lizard running on water and all too often a callback to 2010 and the Liquid Mountaineering team! That’s why we’ve continued our strategy of giving customers a virtual data center to manage their cloud infrastructure easily. Giving you full control and flexibility over your computing by focusing on improving our …

CloudSigma and CloudLeap Partner to Provide Live Cloud Migrations and Improved Disaster Recovery

Timely Partnership, due to Rackspace’s Move Away from IaaS, Gives Customers Seamless Migration Capabilities alongside High Availability Options for an Always-On Infrastructure Zurich, Switzerland & Mumbai, India – September 9, 2014 – CloudSigma, a public cloud IaaS provider with advanced hybrid hosting solutions, and CloudLeap, a cloud migration and high availability SaaS company, today announced a partnership that will allow …

New Mobile App Takes on the Health & Wellness Market with CloudSigma’s Support

One of the things I love most about my job is the sheer variety of customers that we have. It gives me the opportunity to speak with business owners and managers from all walks of life and sectors of the economy. From processing satellite data for the European Space Agency, to running simulated trading environments for Deutsche Boerse, or providing …

ExpressRoute

ExpressRoute – Worth the Cost?

What is ExpressRoute? Recently, Microsoft announced .ExpressRoute, which, similar to our private patching, creates a private layer 2 connection between the cloud and on premise infrastructure for more streamlined data access, end-to-end private IP and greater portability, as well as a more consistent networking experience. But, for ExpressRoute customers, it comes with a hefty price tag, leaving one to wonder …