What is Cloud Native?

If you work in software development, or even just have an interest in tech, then you’ve probably heard the term ‘Cloud Native’ mentioned increasingly often over the past few years. But what does cloud native actually mean, and how is it different from cloud-enabled, cloud-first, or any other cloud-[insert adjective here] approach? Definition The Cloud […]

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Certified Scrum Product Owner Training: What We Learned

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training is a course which focuses on improving and consolidating understanding of key agile concepts. It includes practical workshops, informal discussions between Product Owners from a range of industries, and sharing tactics for overcoming common problems with Scrum. Our very own Product Owner, Peter, recently attended a CSPO course and […]

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Introducing a Bright New Identity for Bytemark

Bytemark was founded back in 2002 and over the last 16 years, we have custom-built our own hosting platform which has continually evolved, adding new services and features to ensure we always offer you the fast, flexible and reliable hosting that you need. But, despite constantly developing our tech, our look as a company has […]

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What We’ve Shipped: ContactPrefs

At Bytemark we’re passionate about transparency, data privacy and doing the right thing. Our ethics form a key part of our identity, and we wanted to extend these ethics to how we handle email marketing at Bytemark. We’re excited to share with you our privacy-first approach to email marketing – ContactPrefs. ContactPrefs is how we […]

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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.   Update: Bytemark load balancers have since been improved by the addition of ‘Sticky Session’ support. Our […]

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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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A new chapter as Bytemark moves up the stack

You and thousands of other developers have trusted Bytemark since Peter and I founded the company in 2002. Since then we’ve built our own cloud hosting platform, our own data centre in York, and hundreds of custom managed hosting solutions. We’ve built our own support & engineering teams, after first building our own anonymous recruitment […]

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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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