CloudStack European User Group roundup – March 2016

The spring meetup on March 3 saw us back at the BT Centre Showcase here in London, and it was an impressive turnout, maybe helped by a beautiful, sunny day. This was a truly European user group, with people joining us from Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and from as far afield in the UK as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

CloudStack European User Group roundup – November 2015

An intimate feel at yesterday’s European User Group only seemed to encourage discussion, and despite slightly lower numbers than usual we managed to run a little late! Hosted by our friends at Trend Micro here in London, we started with lunch, and once everyone had eaten it was down to business. Giles Sirett (chairman of […]

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 […]

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 […]

University of São Paulo move to open source Apache CloudStack to power Latin Americas largest educational cloud

Rio de Janeiro, 21 April 2015 ShapeBlue, The Cloudstack  Company, today announced  that they  have been selected  to help The University of São Paulo to rapidly scale and enhance   their massive “Cloud USP” private cloud by migrating it to Apache Cloudstack open source technology. The project will also involve developing an additional feature set for  the […]

CloudStack Primary Storage

Paul Angus, Cloud Architect at ShapeBlue takes an interesting look at how to separate Cloudstack’s management traffic from its primary storage traffic. I recently  looked at physical networking in a CloudStack environment and alluded to the fact that you cannot separate primary storage traffic from management traffic from CloudStack, but that it is still possible. […]

CloudStack European User Group Roundup – February 2015

Once again Trend Micro played host to the CloudStack European user group. And this quarter with Giles Sirett ‘working’ at CloudStack Day – Brazil, Geoff Higginbottom CTO of ShapeBlue took to the stage to compare the event. The News As is customary at the user group, we kicked off with a roundup of news in […]