CloudSigma Fastest Cloud in Europe

CloudSigma Fastest Cloud in Europe Zürich, Wednesday 20 April 2011 CloudSigma AG, the public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider based in Switzerland, today announced that its cloud server compute cloud has consistently ranked #1 in Europe as the fastest since inclusion on the leading CloudSleuth cloud performance visualization and analysis site. Over the past 7 days, CloudSigma has averaged a delivery speed …

Cloud Affiliate Program: How to Make Money with CloudSigma Part 1

A couple of weeks ago CloudSigma launched its Cloud Affiliate Program. Now you are able to join the success of CloudSigma and create for yourself a significant source of revenue by promoting CloudSigma through the Affiliate Channel. You can earn up to 20% lifetime provision out of every sale which is referred through your affiliate link. Alternatively you earn up …

Death of the Pure IaaS Cloud: Part 2

In part 1 we saw how the changing strategy of many public IaaS clouds has been to increasingly offer PaaS style services on top of their core product offering. It is easy to see why public IaaS cloud vendors might wish to do this in order to increase their revenues but is it in customers’ real interests? One impact is …

Death of the Pure IaaS Cloud: Part 1

Over the last few months it has become clear that many of the largest Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) public clouds are increasingly morphing into more like Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) operators. In other words, these clouds are moving from providing pure computing resources to providing services running on top of those computing resources. That may seem like a pretty innocuous change but as I’ll …

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Affiliate Program Launched for High Performance Cloud Servers

Zürich, Tuesday 15 March 2011 CloudSigma AG, the public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider based in Switzerland, today announced the launch of a new affiliate program. The new program has open membership and features a very generous 15% lifetime commission on all revenue from referred accounts. New affiliates can sign-up at http://partner.cloudsigma.com/. Patrick Baillie, CEO commented ‘Channel sales and referrals are an …

enStratus Adds Support for CloudSigma

enStratus adds support for CloudSigma Zürich, Wednesday 9 February 2011CloudSigma AG, a leading European provider of cloud servers, is delighted to announce the addition of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform to enStratus, a leading cloud infrastructure management solution. Patrick Baillie, CEO commented ‘We are delighted to be included within the enStratus solution which we feel is a best of breed offering. …

Debian 6 Cloud Servers and 7 day free trial launched today

Zürich, Tuesday 8 February 2011 CloudSigma AG, a leading provider of instantly scalable cloud servers is delighted to announce the addition of new Debian 6 servers to its cloud. The new Debian 6.0 server image can be instantly deployed to an account with full root access. Patrick Baillie, CEO commented ‘Our cloud uniquely offers a completely open software layer allowing …

IaaS Cloud

An IaaS Cloud with Customers in the Driving Seat

I’ve aimed to outline over the previous three security posts to show how to secure your Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing and how we as a vendor approach the various aspects to deliver our part of that solution. In this the final part I outline how we feel IaaS should be approached. And how that has profound implications for the concerns …

jclouds and Libcloud add CloudSigma coverage

jclouds and Libcloud add CloudSigma coverage Zürich, Wednesday 25 January 2011 CloudSigma AG, the public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider based in Switzerland, today announced inclusion in the jclouds and Libcloud interoperability standards. Customers of CloudSigma can now develop cloud infrastructure based on either standard and deploy it seamlessly across multiple clouds including CloudSigma, Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, GoGrid and many more. …

Cloud Utilisation Management

Cloud Utilisation Management is Key to Performance

One of the greatest challenges in running an Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud is how to deliver performance at a cost-effective rate. The key metric behind this is the utilisation management of hardware used in the cloud; too high and performance suffers, too low and prices inevitably rise. How can a cloud provider deliver performance and value for money in this case? An …

Web VNC App launches in the Chrome Webstore

Web VNC App launches in the Chrome Webstore Zürich, Wednesday 8 December 2010 CloudSigma AG, a leading European provider of cloud servers, is pleased to announce the launch of the Web VNC application featured in Google’s newly launched Chrome Webstore. By offering a full VNC session from within the browser, the Web VNC app removes the need for users to …

Security in a Public IaaS

Security in a Public IaaS Cloud Part 3: Data Storage

So far we’ve looked at securing the network and securing access to cloud infrastructure. In part 3 we look at how to ensure your data storage is robust, secure and kept private in IaaS clouds. Keeping data private and secure is a key concern of many looking to move to a public cloud. Its important to separate real dangers and …