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Scheduled snapshots for Cloud SQL

We’ve just added a new scheduled snapshots feature to Cloud SQL, our hassle-free MySQL cloud database service. Cloud SQL has always supported manually takin...

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Official Ubuntu images and trademarks

Last week, the issue of Ubuntu trademarks raised its head once again, due to some claims from some service providers that they’re being told they have to pay...

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Custom maintenance windows for Cloud SQL

We’ve just rolled out a new feature for our Cloud SQL service: custom maintenance windows. Every Cloud SQL instance is regularly updated with the latest sec...

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Cloud Server Group DNS

When building clusters that can dynamically change, you need to be able to discover when new servers come and old servers go. Brightbox cloud servers can loo...

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Terraforming Brightbox Cloud

Today we’re announcing Brightbox Cloud support for Hashicorp’s Terraform in the form of a new provider plugin. Terraform is a tool to make managing your ove...

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Managing multiple accounts

Many of our customers need to keep track of the costs of certain groups of cloud resources. Often this is to allow accurate billing of their own customers, o...

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Ruby 2.3 Ubuntu packages

The first stable release of Ruby 2.3 arrived right on schedule on December 25th. It sports a few interesting new language features plus lots of little improv...

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Case-sensitive DNS records

We recently came across a problem that was affecting mail delivery from servers in Brightbox Cloud. Specifically, it only looked to be affecting deliveries t...

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Brightbox Cloud Docker Machine Driver

Docker Machine is a Docker server manager. It takes care of creating and bootstrapping new servers on which to run Docker and helps you manage them from then...

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Brightbox Cloud Go library

We’ve recently been using the Go programming language internally for a couple of projects and we’ve had the need to interact with our own API, so we’ve start...

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Command Line Interface Login Improvements

Following our OAuth API improvements back in August, we’ve been able to make some changes to our command line tool to make it easier to use. We now support ...

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Deploying a Juju Cluster on Brightbox Cloud

Juju is described as a state-of-the-art, open source, universal model for service oriented architecture and service oriented deployments. It takes the confi...

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