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 …

Optimized Cloud Server Settings

Introducing Optimized Cloud Server Settings

One of the great features about CloudSigma is the ability to choose optimized server settings that work great right out-of-the-box. At server creation time, if you aren’t using the quick server create tool, you’ll find under the Properties tab an “Optimize for” option. This allows you to tweak your server for Linux, Windows, BSD or even Solaris. In this blog …

ApacheCon 2015

Docker, Cgroups & More from ApacheCon 2015

Earlier this month, I spoke at ApacheCon North America in Austin, Texas. Being an open source software user for many years, I have a lot of respect for the Apache Software Foundation and the work they do. As such, it was an honor to be invited and to give back to the community. At ApacheCon, the days were filled with …

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Data characteristics to be considered for cloud servers

Understanding data characteristics and the requirements for each characteristic is essential in choosing the right cloud storage strategy and deployment model. This post will help you understand how to best define your data characteristics and requirements as a starting point to implementing a successful data strategy. Let’s have a look at those characteristics and requirements. Data Characteristics 1. Performance Websites …