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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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Firstboot script support now available in BigV

We’ve now added firstboot script support to BigV! This means you can now specify a script to be run once a virtual machine has been imaged and booted. Firstboot script support is perfect for: configuring your server environment using tools like Puppet & Ansible. adding users and changing passwords. deploying applications using version control. Firstboot […]

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How & Why We Built a 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 forum. In 2015, we built on that commitment by launching a dedicated Bytemark Status site ( where we have continued to report all service interruptions […]

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Re-image VMs in BigV web control panel

You can now re-image your BigV VMs through the web control panel! This lets you install a fresh (or different) operating system, whilst keeping the VM spec and networking setup (IPs). Please note: Re-image wipes any attached discs, so please backup externally to keep data. You’ll be given a new root password You’ll likely get […]

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