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New AlmaLinux 8 and 9 official images available

We’ve been providing CentOS images for cloud servers for many years now. In December 2020, RedHat announced that CentOS 8 would be the last version to be a 1...

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Cloud SQL Improvements and Version Updates

Over the past few months we’ve been working on some major improvements to the backend infrastructure for Cloud SQL – our simple Database-as-a-Service – with ...

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New Orbit Storage Authentication Options

It’s no secret that our object storage system, Orbit, runs Openstack Swift under the hood. The Openstack Swift storage API is widely supported so it’s easy t...

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New Block Storage Volumes in Beta

If you’ve noticed we’ve been a bit quiet lately, it’s because for the last several months we’ve been working on what is probably the largest set of improveme...

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Wrapping and unwrapping errors in Go

As part of the upgrade to version 2 of the Brightbox Go API I’ve been using some of the newer features Go has introduced over the past few years: generators,...

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A couple more uses for generics in Go

As part of the upgrade to version 2 of the Brightbox Go API I’ve been using some of the newer features Go has introduced over the past few years: generators,...

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Generating Go Enumerations (Enums) That Work

As part of the upgrade to version 2 of the Brightbox Go API I’ve been using some of the newer features Go has introduced over the past few years: generators,...

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New Windows Server 2019 Image

It’s been 9 years since we first released the first Windows Server 2008 cloud server image and so we are just about due for an updated image! So, I’m please...

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IPv6 Cloud IP addresses are changing

We first launched our “floating” Cloud IPs feature over 10 years ago with IPv4-only public addresses, enabling customers to decouple their applications from ...

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Scheduled Snapshots for Cloud Servers

Our snapshot feature enables you to create a reusable point-in-time copy of an existing Cloud Server disk which can be used as the source image for building ...

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New Routing Mode for Cloud IPs

Our Cloud IP system enables you to create “floating” public IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and move them instantly between Cloud Servers, Cloud SQL instances and Lo...

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Installing Cephadm on Ubuntu

Ceph is an open source fault tolerant distributed storage system. It’s getting a lot of attention in the Kubernetes world via the Rook project, but you can i...

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