cgroups howto

HowTo: CGroups

Well, as you know, GNU & Linux are awesome. Why? Because we have Control Groups (CGroups)! In this post you’ll learn how to: Protect critical system processes for both memory and CPU. A walkthrough video implementing cgroups on a live running server Set up an example implementation of CGroups or SystemD slices. Keeping Everything under Control You can use CGroups …

OnePlus 2 Phone

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 …

cloud server autoscaling

Autoscaling for CloudSigma & more with Flexiant’s Concerto cloud manager

We are pleased to announce that Flexiant has added CloudSigma to it’s Concerto cloud management platform. Flexiant Concerto is powered by Chef automation and can bring considerable additional benefits to CloudSigma users. Building, configuring and porting applications is made easy by using an intuitive user interface fully integrated onto the CloudSigma API. This makes it simple to try out workloads …

Intel v3 cloud servers

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 …

Go Language cloud driver

Using CloudSigma’s API with Golang

Logging into the CloudSigma website presents one with all that is needed to create, configure, and administer a CloudSigma virtual infrastructure, or IaaS. Alongside the menu for the various control panels, you will also see a link to the API documentation. The API enables programmatic access to all of the website functionality of the CloudSigma platform via HTTPS, returning JSON …

Agile Software Development (blog post)

Can Cloud Computing Enhance Agile Software Development?

Technology innovation is accelerating at a greater pace. For companies to compete with the best, they have to be more innovative than ever before. But innovation means releasing better software to modern trends faster than ever. In order to create relevant software, enterprises are increasingly using adopt Agile methodologies to meet that challenge. Agile is essentially a fast iterative model …

Docker with cloud servers

Manage Docker resources with Cgroups

Last month I spoke at ApacheCon about Cgroups. It appears as very few Linux users (including yours truly until not too long ago) are familiar with Cgroups and their power. This is a pity, because Cgroups are very powerful, and allows you to allocate resources on your servers in a far more granular fashion than any other tool available in …