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 the software layer. We should just provide you with reliable on-demand computing resources. For me that means maximum control for users. Despite better technology being available, I just didn’t feel that being deployed on current platforms to push the envelope towards true utility computing.

The other pain point I feel with current offerings is usability. There isn’t any need for new jargon and new behaviour or creating proprietary standards to try and lock new users in. Why not make virtual servers behave just like physical servers that people know and understand? That’s why we made our platform behave in much the same way as regular servers just with the flexibility, transparency and management tools that IaaS can offer. We also have developed our in-browser web console so you can control and manage everything on one screen.

As a company we’ll use this blog to post up opinion pieces, how-tos for our product, news, events and more. Please do comment and let us know what you think about what we are doing and where we are going!

About Robert Jenkins

Robert is a Co-Founder and CEO of CloudSigma along with his long-time friend Patrick Baillie. Robert & Patrick had a vision for a different style of cloud focused around customer requirements not computing frameworks created by the service provider; an open environment where end-users could define their infrastructure in a highly flexible way with little or no restrictions, just like they were used to doing in their own private environments. Their shared vision was the genesis of CloudSigma in 2009 in Zürich, Switzerland and as with many great things, it began life sketched out on a napkin! Robert previously has experience in early stage venture capital and corporate finance in the City of London. Robert is a graduate in Economics from Cambridge University.

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