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

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Using “git push” to deploy Ruby applications to your own server

If you’ve used Heroku you’ll be familiar with the convenience of using “git push” to deploy your Ruby application. Here’s how you can do the same on Bytemark Cloud using Dokku – a simple system that allows quick deployment of packaged applications, or “buildpacks”. Dokku uses software called Buildstep and contains your applications using Docker. That’s a lot of buzzwords to put onto […]

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How we improved I/O reliability on BigV

We are always working to improve Bytemark’s cloud hosting services. Our BigV virtual machines (VMs) should behave exactly like supremely-flexible dedicated systems. If you haven’t seen how high we’re aiming, check out my paper [PDF] from 2012. It describes the architecture (which will explain my mentions of “heads” and “tails” here). We think your cloud should give […]

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2013 server range now available

At Bytemark Hosting we accept paper pictures of the queen in exchange for access to our well-connected computational devices. We call these concepts “money” and “servers”. Every 12 months or so, we find that we can take less “money” or give you more “servers”, or both. And now it’s that time again, rejoice! So here’s […]

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What is BigV? The Unveiling

Note: Since the original publication, BigV has been renamed Bytemark Cloud and offers many new features since the platform launched in 2011. BigV is Bytemark’s very own cloud hosting platform, built in-house. It builds on virtual machine (VM) technology to provide hosting that is both flexible and resilient. Flexibility: You can change your servers’ RAM or […]

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