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Cloud Computing and the Right-Sizing Problem: What is it and How to Solve it?

Cloud Computing The internet has become the center of not just an average individual’s life, but also the business industry. There are hardly any sizable modern businesses that are not utilizing some form of digital or online technology to execute their strategies and achieve their goals.  In fact, many small and medium-sized businesses are also looking to leverage the sheer …

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Improving Database Availability and Performance: MariaDB/MySQL Auto-Clustering with Load Balancing and Replication

High data availability and consistently good performance are a necessity for modern applications. Database clusterization makes this a possibility. Clusterization is, however, a complex process that requires a lot of experience and expertise. To simplify the task and make it achievable, CloudSigma PaaS allows its users to access auto-clustering for MariaDB/MySQL. In this guide, we will discuss why database clusterization …

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Exploring CloudSigma PaaS: How to Utilize Ruby PaaS Hosting Services?

What is Ruby? Ruby is an open-source programming language that is well known for having one of the most natural and easy-to-read syntaxes. This object-oriented programming language combines the best features of other languages to make a simple yet rewarding approach a possibility. In addition to its object-oriented nature, Ruby also offers features such as operator overloading, iterators and closures, …

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CloudSigma PaaS Platform Load Balancing How-to Guide

On CloudSigma’s PaaS Dashboard settings, you will find a tool known as a load balancer. Load balancers are dedicated nodes that allow you to perform load balancing– the process of traffic navigation and workload distribution across different components in your infrastructure. CloudSigma PaaS gives you the option to add these instances manually into your environment. You will get the option …

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Exploring Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and its Types

PaaS stands for Platform-as-a-Service. These platforms serve to provide cloud computing services to modern businesses. However, there is no singular, one fits all definition for everyone. There are various aspects that are unique for different types of PaaS cloud solutions. Similarly, even the way we define cloud computing service models varies from case to case. Generally speaking, PaaS is a …

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CloudSigma PaaS Platform Automatic Vertical Scaling How-to Guide

Scaling is one of the most critical features that is often missing from most cloud interfaces. CloudSigma PaaS, however, has made it a point to automatically scale any and all applications. Application scaling can be performed horizontally as well as vertically with CloudSigma which makes it one of the most flexible options currently available.  CloudSigma PaaS performs scaling by modifying …

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Facilitating Migration Across Cloud Platforms with Zero Code Change Deploy and No Vendor Lock-In: CloudSigma PaaS Guide

Vendor Lock-In Migration When it comes to making web-based applications, a lot of PaaS providers tend to make their developers use the Twelve-Factor App methodology. Other services will require you to build your application while keeping the requirements of immutable infrastructure, or proprietary runtimes and APIs in mind. In case you ever need to migrate from virtual machines to containers, …

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HAProxy and Load Balancing Concepts: the Basics

Introduction High Availability Proxy (HAProxy), is a popular open-source proxying and TCP/HTTP load balancer solution able to run on Solaris, FreeBSD, and Linux. It is most commonly used to enhance the reliability and performance of a server environment by providing a balanced distribution of workload across multiple servers. This type of tool is used in many high-profile environments like Instagram, …

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Nginx HTTP Proxying, Load Balancing, Buffering, and Caching: an Overview

Introduction Nginx is a high-performance web server that is also used as a reverse proxy, mail proxy, load balancer, and HTTP cache. Nginx is free and open-source, allowing anyone to download and use it in their server environment. You may have already used Nginx to serve websites. In this tutorial, we will be discussing the other capabilities of Nginx. The …

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Discover how CloudSigma and Webscale Enabled Dynamic Autoscaling for a Swiss Spatial Data Portal

Customer Profile EBP is a leading, internationally active enterprise with planning, construction, consulting, IT, and communications business units. EBP executes consulting projects in the fields of security, water, environment, energy, climate as well as software development projects. CloudSigma works with their IT consulting department headquartered in Switzerland. Their customer CCGEO (Conference of State Centres for Geoinformation) has established a consolidated …