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Ruby 2.5 Ubuntu packages

The first stable release of Ruby 2.5 arrived on schedule on December 25th. As usual, it brings loads of new features, bug fixes and quite a few performance i...

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Pushing builds to DockerHub via Jenkins Pipelines

We use Jenkins extensively within Brightbox to manage our Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment(CI/CD) architecture and keep Brightbox Cloud bang up t...

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Dockerised Tools for Brightbox Cloud

Many developers and engineers now use docker to simplify development and deployment, and we’re now pleased to announce we have dockerised two of our command ...

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Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

An industry-wide issue has been found with how modern microprocessors implement speculative execution of instructions. There are three main variants of the i...

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Announcing IPv6 support for Cloud IPs

Today I’m very pleased to announce IPv6 support for Cloud IPs. So now you can instantly move IPv6 IP addresses between Cloud Servers, Load Balancers and Clou...

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Terraform v0.10 support

Today we’re releasing an update of our provider plugin for Hashicorp’s Terraform. Terraform is a tool to make managing your overall system infrastructure as...

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CockroachDB on Brightbox Cloud

We’ve been working with CockroachDB lately and have been very impressed. It’s an open source, distributed, highly-available SQL database server. It’s been in...

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Updated Debian and FreeBSD cloud server images

We’ve updated our Debian and FreeBSD Cloud Server images and a couple of details of how to use them have changed. Debian 9 Debia...

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Automated Let's Encrypt Certificate Management for Brightbox Load Balancers

Today, we’re pleased to announce automated SSL/TLS certificate management for Brightbox Load Balancers, using Let’s Encrypt! Brightbox Load Balancers distri...

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Updated Ruby 2.4, 2.3 and 2.2 Ubuntu packages

We’ve just released updated Ruby 2.4, 2.3 and 2.2 packages for Ubuntu. Ruby 2.2.7 Ruby 2.2.7 brings about 70 bug fixes since 2.2.6 but is also the last mai...

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Search and order resources in Brightbox Manager

Over the last few weeks we’ve been rolling out improvements to resource lists in Brightbox Manager. All resources, such as Cloud Servers, Load Balancers, SQ...

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Ruby 2.4 Ubuntu packages

The first stable release of Ruby 2.4 arrived on schedule on December 25th. As usual, it has various new features, bug fixes and quite a few performance impro...

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