How to setup & optimise MongoDB on public cloud servers

Long gone are the days when MongoDB was the ‘new kid on the block’. These days, MongoDB has evolved to become the go-to solution for many people who are leaving relational databases behind. In this article I’m not going to make the argument for why you should use MongoDB over {insert other NoSQL database}, or […]

Presentation deck from CloudExpo Europe

Last week I gave a talk at CloudExpo Europe in London. Some people asked for the presentation deck for this, so here it is. The title for the talk was “Server evolution: From mainframes to containers and PaaS.” The presentation was also recorded. Once the video becomes available, we’ll post that too.

CoreOS is now available on CloudSigma!

What CoreOS is in their own words: CoreOS is a new Linux distribution that has been rearchitected to provide features needed to run modern infrastructure stacks. The strategies and architectures that influence CoreOS allow companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to run their services at scale with high resilience. CoreOS is arguably one of the […]

CloudSigma is supporting American college students in choosing the right career path through Stundentmentor.org


Lack of education is rated as one of the top ten global issues. Young generations are lost in the dynamics of their environment and sometimes miss the importance of a high quality education and the quality of life improvements they can achieve through this. Gladly there are organizations out there that support young students in […]

Five Security Measures CloudSigma has taken to keep you safe


The complexity of cloud infrastructures makes it difficult for customers to assess the security level of their cloud provider in any great detail. Below is a list of the key security measures which CloudSigma as a major public cloud IaaS provider has taken to keep you, the customer, safe. 1. SSL Always On We ensure […]

Viktor Petersson for CloudSigma in his talk with Syncsort

Last week Syncsort shared in their blog an interview with our Head of Business Development Viktor Petersson, taken from Mark Underwood who covers big data and cybersecurity. One of the topics that popped up was about the partnership of CloudSigma with BlackLotus, which allows us to offer more tailored DDoS protection service to customers. The […]

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 and we’ve also re-synched the exchange rates we used between currencies which had not been updated in almost two years. […]

Storage management with automatic periodic snapshots

A while ago, we introduced the ability to take snapshots of a drive. This is a very handy feature that allows you to quickly and efficiently save drive states even on live systems. Thanks to ZFS, snapshots will only consume the delta between the current state and where the snapshot was taken. This means that […]

cgroupspy and why is it cool

In order to meet with the performance needs of our customers, while maintaining a stable infrastructure, CloudSigma needs a way to control the resource usage of each virtual machine. We cannot allow for people to use more resources than they have specified because that will affect every customer’s performance. The first step in achieving this […]

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