exit sign Taxi for Citrix, now time for CloudStack to shine

Today, Citrix announced that it was selling off two product lines: Citrix CloudPlatform and Citrix CloudPortal. For once, many Cloud commentators are right: this absolutely IS Citrix picking up its ball and going home. They’ve thrown this business line over the fence to Accelerite from Persistent Systems. However the sale tells us more about Citrix […]

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Cloud computing concept CloudStack 4.7 Metrics View

CloudStack 4.7 (which is due in the coming weeks) will introduce a new metrics view feature throughout the familiar CloudStack interface. We built this functionality to help system architects and admins comprehend resource utilisation and drill into the data to find performance hotspots. Whilst metrics have always been available via the CloudStack API a lot of information hasn’t been […]

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Cloud computing concept Recovery of VMs to new CloudStack instance

We recently came across a very unusual issue where a client had a major security breach on their network. As well as lots of other damage their CloudStack infrastructure was maliciously damaged beyond recovery. Luckily the hackers hadn’t manage to damage the backend XenServer hypervisors so they were quite happily still running user VMs and Virtual Routers, […]

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USP2015 ShapeBlue enables the University of Sao Paulo to deliver federated cloud services

The University of São Paulo (USP) is Latin America’s largest university and Brazil’s most prestigious academic institution. It produces more doctorate degrees annually than any other university in the world and ranks fifth in the number of scientific articles published. It is one of the world’s leading research institutions, with 100,000 students, 6,000 professors and […]

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Systems Network Architecture System VM Upgrades

Recently we’ve seen a few clients being tripped up by the System VM upgrades during the CloudStack upgrades in multi-zone deployments. The issue occurs when the System VM is pre-deployed individually to multiple zones, rather than being a single template deployed to multiple zones. This may be done in error or because the specific version […]

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RSAWEB-logo RSAWEB Selects SolidFire to Provide First and Only Cloud Hosting and Connectivity Solutions in Africa with Guaranteed Storage Performance

With infrastructure and data center as the top technology investment priority for Africa CIOs in 2015, SolidFire’s storage platform enables businesses to increase agility and benefit from the cloud BOULDER & CAPE TOWN, August 18, 2015 –ShapeBlue and SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced that […]

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cloudianlogo Cloudian and ShapeBlue launch partnership to attack growing CloudStack market

London, UK, 7th July 2015  – Cloudian, the leading provider of hybrid cloud smart data storage solutions, and ShapeBlue, the CloudStack company, have announced a partnership to drive adoption of object storage solutions within organisations running Cloud services powered by Apache CloudStack.  CloudStack is the most widely adopted open source cloud platform in production use […]

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teamsun Teamsun choose CloudStack to deliver private & hybrid cloud offerings

London, Beijing. 22 April 2015 Teamsun (SHA: 600410), China’s leading integrated IT Service Provider, and ShapeBlue, The Cloudstack Company, today announced a new strategic partnership to develop private & hybrid enterprise cloud offerings for the Chinese market, based on Apache CloudStack technology. Teamsun is headquartered in Beijing with more 5,000 staff and more 20 holding […]

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