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Live Migration and Reboots – or Why Innovation in the Cloud Matters

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Live migration in cloud computing is still very rare and now, sadly for some, Cloud Computing IaaS is once again forcing users into periods of cloud reboots and downtime due to security issues and poor cloud architectural decisions. Amazon, Rackspace and other Xen-based IaaS platform users are being told to be prepared for pending cloud reboots. It’s like deja vu […]

Day 1 Recap for #XSP15 – XChange Solution Provider Event

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We’re having an amazing show here at XChange Solution Provider 2015.  Without a doubt, the first day was a great success. There are literally hundreds of interesting and knowledgeable MSPs here, interacting with vendors and sharing information amongst themselves, and we’ve only now had a chance to sit down and process everything that happened today!   After Robert De Marzo […]

Meet ProfitBricks at the XChange Solution Provider Conference #XSP15

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The XChange Solution Provider 2015 conference is being held in Dallas, Texas at the Gaylord Texan Resort March 1-3, 2015, and we’re pleased to be speaking, sponsoring and exhibiting at this anticipated channel event. We look forward to speaking with you about your MSP and Solution provider business and providing support for your expansion into cloud-based revenue streams with our […]

Sample Failover Cloud Architecture at ProfitBricks Part 3

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In Part 1 and Part 2 we talked about failover cloud architectures and load balancing solutions that were based on Keepalived and IPVS. This is a very common situation when it comes to load balancing web servers – you often have to balance complex functionalities with load balancing while making sure your system is running. Perhaps the load balancer HTTPS sessions have […]

51 Best DevOps Tools for #DevOps Engineers

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DevOps, or the collaboration between development and operations teams, is an important component of companies today. Developing and implementing a DevOps culture helps to focus IT results and to save time and money as the gap between developers and IT operations teams closes. Just as the term and culture are new, so are many of the best DevOps tools these DevOps […]

Windows Server 2003 Migration – Are You Ready?

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The End Of The World is Coming If you’re a company that currently runs on Windows Server 2003, that is. That’s right – after over a decade, the trusty Windows Server 2003 has reached its end of life cycle, which means all support and fixes will be ending on the 14th of July, 2015. We predict a Windows Server 2003 […]

Failover Cloud Scenario at ProfitBricks Part 2

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In Part 1, we discussed using minimal resources to create a load balancing and failover cloud scenario using Keepalived. In this blog post I’d like to discuss a more complex setup which takes more advantage of Keepalived’s capabilities when using NAT and LVS. In order to achieve the desired setup, we’ll create two gateway servers (for double redundancy) located in two different availability […]