Understanding CPU Steal Time in the Cloud

Are We Stealing from You? Understanding CPU Steal Time in the Cloud

Customers often ask about CPU steal time, especially those that use the CPUs heavily and for whom it’s a key performance criteria. There are quite a few differences in the setup and behaviour of CPUs and cores between physical and virtual environments. Even between cloud providers there are setups differences that make like for like comparison on the face of …

Introducing Optimized Cloud Server Settings

One of the great features about CloudSigma is the ability to choose optimized server settings that work great right out-of-the-box. At server creation time, if you aren’t using the quick server create tool, you’ll find under the Properties tab an “Optimize for” option. This allows you to tweak your server for Linux, Windows, BSD or even Solaris. In this blog …