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We celebrate Fuga’s second birthday

We celebrate Fuga’s second birthday

Today, we celebrate Fuga’s second birthday. If you ask us what makes a party a real party, then our answer is that there are always presents. So we want to give something back to our (future) customers. We have decided to mark this milestone with the inclusion of free traffic in our flavors: ​ C1 Micro: 2TB free traffic C1 Tiny: 3TB free traffic C1 Small: 4TB free traffic C1 Medium: 5TB free traffic C1 Large: 6TB free traffic C1 XLarge: 7TB free traffic C1 XXLarge: 8TB free traffic
Fuga achieves ISO 27001 certification

Fuga achieves ISO 27001 certification

We are proud to inform you that Fuga, following our sister organization and Managed Services Provider Cyso, recently received the ISO 27001 certification. This certification confirms that Fuga values the quality and accuracy concerning the security of information and the protection of related business processes. Paul Bankert, Managing director at Fuga: “As an organization, we are proud to receive this new certification for Fuga. This way, we strive to use our 20 years of knowledge and experience in the hosting branch through our sister organization Cyso, to the greatest possible extent within Fuga.
Third availability zone released

Third availability zone released

We’ve created a third availability zone named eu-west-1c in our region for you to use. Why should I use three zones? Using three zones is recommended to create an optimal multi-site failover cluster. Network problems can cause serious issues between cluster nodes. When a subset of nodes is unable to communicate with one another but continue to operate independently, data can become out of sync. To prevent this “split brain” situation a quorum, majority vote, is established authorising only one subset of nodes to continue operations, providing safe automatic failover.
New availability zone released

New availability zone released

Next week, we’re finally fulfilling a promise long overdue. We’re delivering a new availability zone for the Fuga platform. As part of the preparation of a new Fuga region in our second data center, we’ve done a lot of work on our network configuration. Part of these changes is a rename of the current region to eu-west-1 and creating two new availability zones: eu-west-1a and eu-west-1b. These will replace the current zone ams, which will be phased out.
OpenStack Mitaka upgrade completed

OpenStack Mitaka upgrade completed

As mentioned in our OpenStack Mitaka upgrade liveblog the compute node upgrade was postponed. We’re happy to announce that we’ve finished the full process, without any significant downtime. As a result of this upgrade the Fuga platform is now completely upgraded to the OpenStack Mitaka release. With this upgrade we took the last step to enable live migrations so we can narrow the impact on the availability during future maintenance windows.
Load Balancer functionality is now live

Load Balancer functionality is now live

We’re happy to announce that today we’ve removed the beta label for the load balancer functionality in the dashboard, meaning we have officially taken it into production and can offer official support. The Fuga load balancer functionality allows you to quickly create HTTP, HTTPS or TCP based load balancing pools, add member servers to them and configure monitors to define failovers. If you haven’t used the functionality yet, you can find it in the Horizon dashboard under ‘Network’ -> ‘Load Balancers’.
Fuga newsletter June 2016

Fuga newsletter June 2016

Fuga platform development For the past two months, we’ve started performing updates and implementing new features in bi-weekly sprints instead of longer development cycles. The results of these sprints aren’t always immediately apparent to our Fuga users, as some of them are updates for stability or preparations for future functionality. We’re developing and testing them at our test and staging environments, and roll them out into production when they’re deemed stable enough.
Highlights OpenStack Design Summit Austin

Highlights OpenStack Design Summit Austin

The twice-annual OpenStack Summit wrapped up last month in Austin, Texas. It brought together 7,500 developers, users, and other open source cloud enthusiasts from around the globe (for comparison: the very first OpenStack Summit also took place in Austin, in July 2010, and attracted 75 attendants). Our managing director Paul Bankert was present in Austin to stay closely informed on new developments and trends in OpenStack, as well as to discover what’s on the development horizon for the next OpenStack Release (Newton).
New image available: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)

New image available: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)

Two years after the previous Long Term Support (LTS) release of Ubuntu – 14.04 Trusty Tahr – it’s time to move on to version 16.04, Xenial Xerus. This LTS was released on the 20th of April 2016 by Canonical and is now available in our Fuga Glance image library. While new Ubuntu Desktop and Server releases appear every six months, LTS versions are released every two years, and are supported by Canonical for five years after release.
We’re attending the OpenStack Summit

We’re attending the OpenStack Summit

This week, the OpenStack Summit is taking place in Austin, Texas. The OpenStack Summit is the most important OpenStack gathering, taking place every 6 months. Thousands of developers, cloud administrators, operators and decision makers attend the conference to discuss the current state and future of OpenStack. It’s actually two events in one: The OpenStack Conference and the OpenStack Ops & Design Summit. At the OpenStack Conference, industry leaders and other businesses present and discuss their use cases and share their experience with the OpenStack community.
Using Fuga for Software Development

Using Fuga for Software Development

Although there are a zillion possible uses for Fuga and the OpenStack platform, some are more evident than others. The flexibility and scalability of OpenStack, combined with the many features of the APIs, creates an ideal environment for application development and (automated) deployment. This is evidenced by quite a significant percentage of our beta-testers and early adopters being software development companies, like Ambrero Software B.V.. Besides technical features, there are also business considerations why you would want to switch to a public cloud platform instead of hosting at one or several (managed or shared) hosting providers.
Fuga update to Liberty – the report

Fuga update to Liberty – the report

Today, we performed the upgrade of the Fuga platform to the Liberty release of OpenStack. It was a project that had been delayed for some time because we had to overcome more difficulties than we expected in our testing and staging environments and these needed to be resolved before putting anything into production. These issues have all been resolved. We have successfully upgraded the live platform today. However, this too, took a little longer than we had anticipated.
Fuga Cloud image updates

Fuga Cloud image updates

We’ve updated the images in Fuga’s Glance image library. For all supported operating system images, the latest updated version has been uploaded and made available for use. We’ve also cleaned out some older images. For all operating system versions, there is now only a single image, which is the most up-to-date version. Instances based on older versions of the image aren’t affected and can be updated manually to the latest version by applying system updates.
Public Cloud Workshop – March 8

Public Cloud Workshop – March 8

On March 8, we will again organize a public cloud workshop at our office in Alkmaar. Like our first workshop last December, this workshop is aimed at users who are just getting started with the public cloud or are simply interested in what Fuga has to offer. The workshop in December was a success and, because we’ve received more demand since, we decided to reprise the workshop. We’ve updated the content based on the feedback we received, which should make this edition even better.