Josh R

Josh R

Just another Bytemark blogger...

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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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Let the media play on with Kodi!

Kodi is open source home theatre software – still known to some by its old name, XBMC. It’s perfect for organising and viewing all your saved or downloaded digital media – those old MP3s or home videos that you made. Kodi has been developed since 2004 and is still free, open source software. It’s available […]

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Sharing our live customer satisfaction ratings

We’re now publishing our live customer satisfaction ratings. This is another element of delivering on our commitment to transparency as defined in the Bytemark Manifesto. It’s also an important driver of our growth: happy customers are customers who stay and help us grow by recommending us. This also means we never employ “used car salesman” […]

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The tools you install first when you get a new server

Everyone loves that new car smell, right? That heady mix of volatile organic compounds, phthalates and plasticisers that takes you to another level… Hmm, maybe that’s not so appealing after all. Thankfully, the smell of a fresh server is whole lot less toxic for you than a car, especially when it’s kept at a distance from you in a data […]

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