Web surfing? After Heartbleed make sure you update your SSL certificate setting in your browsers

With the recent Heartbleed security vulnerability affecting a significant part of the world’s secured internet traffic, most companies have been taking the precaution of renewing their SSL certificates as it is possible to compromise the keys for these certificates using the Heartbleed vulnerability. Unfortunately, many browsers won’t automatically check for revoked certificates (including the most popular Google Chrome). We highly …

CloudSigma Fuels Space Apps Challenge for the Second Year in a Row

Great innovators always strive to uncover the unknown, whether it’s a startup founder looking to shake up an existing industry with a new technology, or a scientist looking to explore outer space, they’re determined to keep asking “what’s next?” And, it’s with similar ambition that technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, developers and students worldwide came together for the third …

We’re at NAB! Easing Security Fears for Media Collaboration

No one understands the phrase ‘time is money’ more than the media industry. If a production isn’t finished on schedule because of editing delays, it can result in a hemorrhage of finances. Collaborating on a project under this kind of pressure used to be extremely stressful, because, before the cloud, it often required media companies to physically fly disks around …

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Cloud Giant IBM Grows Larger with Inflexible Solutions for the Enterprise

IBM announced in January that they have invested $1.2 billion to launch 15 new data centers across the U.S., China, Hong Kong, India, Canada and the U.K. to increase their global public cloud services, as an alternative to Amazon. But, is this really what the industry and enterprises need? IBM has had cloud offerings across Europe, including Switzerland, for some …

CloudSigma a 3x Finalist

As a customer-centric public cloud provider, we have not only designed our platform to meet the demands of even the most complex and varied workloads, but have also made it a point to listen to our customers’ biggest pain points and adapt our cloud infrastructure accordingly. It’s with this in mind that we introduced our direct private patching technology and …

The Cloud and the Industrial Revolution

The Cloud and the Industrial Revolution: Commoditization and Innovation

Recently, I was featured in AllThingsD, discussing the opportunities and innovations still to come from cloud computing, likening the state of the cloud industry to the Industrial Revolution. Similar to how the Industrial Revolution completely changed the entire world’s economy, so, too, will the cloud. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, manufacturing and the production of goods was comparatively inefficient and …

Conference Season is Here! CloudSigma is On the Road At Cloud Computing Events

If we’re not advising customers on how to efficiently leverage CloudSigma compute power for their workloads, or on an airplane traveling between data center locations, you can often find our executive team on stage and on the expo floor of some of the industry’s biggest trade shows. Following the quieter summer months, our COO, Bernino Lind, kicked off a flurry …

The World Runs on Computing Power: let’s make it more efficient

The world’s economy has long been fueled by trade among regions. Whether it’s iron, automobiles, or oil, it’s this act of exchange that keeps supply and demand balanced, and economies thriving. In this way, products can be purchased from neighboring countries they normally wouldn’t have access to, short of travelling around the globe. With this concept in mind, we recently …

Steamrolling Cloud Adoption Obstacles with CloudSigma 2.0

When CloudSigma was founded as a pure-cloud IaaS provider in 2009, much of its value proposition centered around dispelling common gripes companies had with the existing public cloud platforms. This included everything from restrictions placed on application and operating system deployments to inefficient pricing packages and bundled resources. Now, four years later, we’re continuing to knock down common barriers to …

The IT professionals road map for navigating the cloud revolution

According to Gartner, total IT spending for public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) will total $72bn between 2012 and 2016 with a CAGR of 42%. Given the current market size this means companies will be moving the majority of that $72bn INTO public cloud services in the coming years. Although the market for server capacity is clearly growing strongly across all delivery mechanisms, …