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Updates about Bytemark’s cloud servers and automated platform (formerly called BigV).

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What We’ve Shipped: Simple Load Balancing

In this ‘What We’ve Shipped’, we’re proud to announce that we’ve added load balancers to Bytemark Cloud, enabling you to build scalable websites and applications easily, increase the performance of your existing infrastructure and add redundancy to critical services. Our new load balancers are configured within the Bytemark Panel, with no code or complicated configuration required. […]

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What We’ve Shipped: Docker on Debian

We love Docker, as it makes deploying web-based applications much simpler by packaging them (and all the libraries and dependencies they need) in containers. We’re in the process of rebuilding many of our internal systems to use Docker and other cloud-native technologies, as well as using it for our own self-hosting requirements. To enable you […]

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What is Cloud Hosting?

Think of how often you’ve been asked these two questions in quick succession at a party. “What’s your name?” “What do you do?” These two questions give us a quick snapshot of a person and a brief story of who they are, what they are doing and where they are going next. “Peter – I’m […]

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What We’ve Shipped: Symbiosis Update

We’re excited to announce that an update to Symbiosis is now available as an update on Bytemark Cloud. This update updates Symbiosis to the latest stable Debian version (Stretch) and adds many general fixes to improve reliability and increase performance. Whats New We’ve updated the Debian base from Jessie to Stretch. This brings extensive benefits, […]

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What We’ve Shipped: July

We’re constantly developing Bytemark Cloud with new features and enhancements based upon your feedback. In the last month, we’ve made a wide range of changes, including some new features and some major changes behind the scenes to continue to improve reliability and performance. I’m excited to share 2 major updates with you today, as well […]

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Our New Cloud Hosting Trial

If you recommend Bytemark to your friends, we want that recommendation to count! Your friends should have the best possible experience when they sign up with Bytemark, and that’s what we’ve been improving over the last few weeks. We’ve just released the first part of our work: a clearer cloud hosting page and a simpler […]

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Two-Factor Authentication is here!

We’re excited to announce that two-factor authentication can now be set up on all Bytemark accounts. What is Two Factor Authentication? Two-factor authentication (also known as 2FA) is a method of confirming a user’s claimed identity by utilising a combination of two different unique identification mechanisms. Typically these mechanisms fall into at least two of […]

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We’re supporting Ubuntu MATE

I’m happy to announce that Bytemark is supporting the Ubuntu MATE operating system project, which is based on a traditional computer desktop. We’re providing hosting for its community forums & wiki and bandwidth for its very popular Raspberry Pi distribution. The MATE project’s admirable goal is “to add support for new technologies while preserving a classic desktop experience”. […]

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Bytemark Cloud

Ubuntu lovers rejoice! The final stable release of Ubuntu 16.04, code named Xenial Xerus is now ready to fire up using Bytemark Cloud (BigV). What’s new? ‘Snap Packages’ – They’re a new application format, the ‘snap’, which can be installed alongside traditional deb packages. These two packaging formats live quite comfortably next to one another and enable Ubuntu […]

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