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 or whether it is the the best way to achieve those ends. I’m going to …

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 …