Webinars: Delivering Containers as a Service with CloudStack Container Service

The CloudStack Container Service allows service providers and enterprises  to create a Container as a Service offering quickly and easily in their existing IaaS environments. ShapeBlue in conjunction with Skippbox are delighted to announce a series of educational webinars to explore this new technology and introduce the tools and techniques used to allow your users […]

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Shapeblue harness the power of Kubernetes and CloudStack to give Cloud Service providers a seamless Container as a Service offering

Shapeblue, The CloudStack Company, and Skippbox today announced the first release of the CloudStack Container Service: software that gives Cloud Service Providers a Container as a Service (CaaS) offering within their existing IaaS environments. The software gives end-users the ability to use multiple container engines such as Docker and rkt, and hosted container registries like […]

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Recovering From a vCenter Failure

While, in my opinion VMware’s vSphere is the best performing and most stable hypervisor available, vCenter obstinately remains a single point of failure when using vSphere and it’s no different when leveraging vCenter in a CloudStack environment.  Therefore, very occasionally there is a requirement to rebuild a vCentre server which was previously running in your […]

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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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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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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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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 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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