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

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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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BigV’s second UK zone now available

Bytemark’s BigV cloud hosting is now officially made in York We’re really pleased to announce that everyone can now create new BigV virtual machines in our second UK zone: our home city of York. Customers can now benefit from servers located in two geographically separate UK locations: our first zone in Manchester and the new […]

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Change to Premium SSD storage grade

Starting today, we’ll be withdrawing the Premium SSD storage grade option on BigV and arranging for existing users of the grade to migrate to our standard SSD storage. This shouldn’t unduly impact an existing users of Premium SSDs as late last year, we migrated all our standard sata storage on BigV from running on spinning […]

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Introducing the new Bytemark Status site

One of our manifesto principles is an ongoing commitment to transparency and clear communication. That’s why since 2005, we have detailed every outage affecting our products and network on our public discussion forum. Today, we’re building on that commitment by launching a dedicated Bytemark Status site where we will continue to report all service interruptions and […]

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New sign-up form for BigV

We’ve dramatically overhauled the way that new users can sign-up to BigV. This is obviously one of the biggest barriers to bringing new users to the platform. We can sing about the benefits all we like, but if users don’t complete the sign-up process, then there’s little point in promoting it. Some of the improvements […]

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