An introduction to server provisioning with CloudInit

This month we announced a very exciting partnership with Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu. One key element in this partnership is the introduction of full CloudInit support between the CloudSigma cloud and Ubuntu. An introduction to CloudInit If you’re not familiar with CloudInit, it is the industry standard for bootstrapping cloud servers. Using a simple DSL, it is possible to …

Using Ansible with CloudSigma

In a recent article I wrote about how you can use Salt to manage your CloudSigma infrastructure. Another tool mentioned in that article was Ansible, which is in many ways similar to Salt. Since we’re all about choice here at CloudSigma, I thought it was only fair to also provide Ansible-users (or aspiring Ansible-users) with an easy way to tap …

Spice up your servers with Salt

In recent time, the automation tool Salt has gained a lot of attention. Salt, along with Ansible, is seen by many as refreshing alternatives to the more established automation tools Puppet and Chef. Recently, a new tool was added to the Salt stack named salt-ssh, which enables you to manage servers without having to install any tools on the server. …