Linux Cloud Computing & Hosting, Cloud Servers for Linux: Red Hat, Fedora, Ubuntu, CentOS

Linux Cloud Servers from CloudSigma Instantly flexible Linux cloud servers. Run any Linux distribution you like or choose a pre-installed Linux cloud server with Fedora, Red Hat, CentOS and Ubuntu all available. Experience full root control without shared software resources and compile and run any kernel you wish. Discover high performance cloud servers and leave traditional Linux Virtual Private Server …

CloudSigma goes live with world's first full in-browser VNC access to its cloud servers

Zürich, Tuesday 31 August 2010 CloudSigma AG, a leading European provider of cloud servers is pleased to announce the launch of the world’s first in-browser VNC client. By combining a number of technological innovations such as HTML5 with its own priorietary processes, the company has been able to deploy in-browser VNC access making management and control of its cloud servers …

Benchmarking cloud servers: A Cloud Computing Insider's Guide

Many new customers when they start using CloudSigma want to test the performance; they are often looking to compare performance results between clouds and their own infrastructure and that makes sense. A straight price comparison by resource doesn’t tell anything like the whole story; what really matters is the end result, how much does it cost to achieve a specific …

European cloud player CloudSigma launches first FTP Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) gateway

Zürich, Monday 26 July 2010 CloudSigma AG is pleased to announce the launch of its unique FTP Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) gateway. All customers of CloudSigma will now have the ability to transfer whole disk images directly into and out of the cloud via FTP. This directly addresses two key concerns of cloud computing users. Firstly the difficulty in transitioning from physical …

AppFirst Selected by CloudSigma as Cloud Monitoring Solution

New York, Monday 2 August 2010 AppFirst, the only provider of real-time, proactive monitoring solutions, today announces its selection as CloudSigma’s cloud monitoring solution. The company delivers the first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based application aware infrastructure performance monitoring solution that provides unique visibility into an entire application – regardless of language, application type or location (cloud, physical or virtual servers). The AppFirst …

One API to Rule Them All

Ever since I joined CloudSigma there has been lively discussion of creating standards for cloud computing and within the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) sector. There does seem to be precious little discussion regarding what a standard is actually meant to achieve, whether a standard is really desirable (read more below) or whether it is the the best way to achieve those ends. …

IaaS: The S stands for Service not Software!

I call CloudSigma a pure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) company but what exactly do I mean by that? Well, I feel our platform is much closer to the true understanding of what IaaS should actually offer its customers in relation to control, flexibility and the direct relationship between usage and cost. I’m aiming to set out in this post how we feel …

CloudSigma rolls out carbon neutral cloud servers

Zürich, Tuesday 29 June 2010 CloudSigma AG has now fully implemented carbon offsetting in relation to its global operations. All customers of CloudSigma now benefit from efficient, low impact cloud computing backed up by carbon offsetting. CloudSigma’s carbon neutral cloud services are the first of their kind in the industry. The comprehensive evaluation was conducted by myclimate, the non-profit foundation …

The Case for Charging for IP Addresses

There are three key facts in my mind when it comes to the problem with IP addresses: Fact 1: The world is running out of IP addresses; well the kind that we all use today anyway (version 4). Usage is accelerating and outstripping all previous estimates. We will run out in 2012 at the latest. Fact 2: There are tens …

Carbon Offsetting

CloudSigma is a fully carbon neutral company having chosen to work with MyClimate to assess then offset the total greenhouse gas emissions as a result of the company’s operations. This includes not only the purchase of hardware and electricity to run this hardware but also employee journeys, business travel, office space, office consumables (such as paper) and employee food and …

Welcome to our Blog

CloudSigma is a new Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider based in Zurich, Switzerland. I co-founded the company because I wasn’t happy with the offerings in this space. Fundamentally I see being an IaaS provider as that of a utility company. It isn’t our job as a provider of infrastructure to interfere with how our customers set up and use their servers at …

Flexible Secure IaaS Service: Public Beta Launched

14-day Free Evaluations available. Zürich, Friday 4 June 2010 – CloudSigma AG launches the CloudSigma IaaS platform for public beta this week. The CloudSigma platform allows instant access to highly flexible on-demand computing resources without the restrictions that many IaaS products currently impose. Create, resize and start virtual servers instantly from an innovative and intuitive web console or via a …