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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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Beta Launch of New Control Panel

I’m really excited to announce the availability of our brand new customer control panel app! We’re calling it a “beta” launch, although it’s pretty much full...

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Terraform Provider v2

We’ve recently released version 2 of our Terraform provider which brings our Terraform support up to date both with the latest advances of the Brightbox API ...

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Announcing Encryption at Rest for Cloud Servers

I’m pleased to announce that our Cloud Servers now support encryption at rest! When enabled, all data written to the local virtual disk attached to your clou...

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Ruby packages for Ubuntu Focal 20.04

We now have Ruby packages for the current Ubuntu LTS release: Focal, 20.04. A bit overdue but they’re here now. We’re currently supporting Ruby 2.4, 2.5, 2.6...

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Load Balancer TLS Improvements

I’m pleased to announce that our Load Balancers now fully support TLS 1.3. Newly created load balancers have actually supported TLS 1.3 for a while but we’ve...

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Brightbox Kubernetes Clusters now Autoscale from Zero

Since the last post on how the Kubernetes Autoscaler works on Brightbox we’ve been hard at work improving it. Scaling From Zero Whereas previously there ha...

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Auto-signing Kubernetes Server Certificates

Previously, we explained how to securely install the Kubernetes Metrics Server. However, the Kubernetes Controller Manager will only approve certificate sign...

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