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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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Prometheus discovery with Brightbox server groups

Prometheus: Titan god of fire and distributed metrics collection. Prometheus is a metrics gathering system used for monitoring and alerting. It discovers ...

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Installing Kubernetes Metrics Server securely

The Kubernetes Metrics Server is service that can be run within Kubernetes to provide container resource metrics, such as CPU and RAM usage. Those metrics ca...

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Announcing Config Maps

When building systems that integrate with our API, sometimes you need to store some configuration or state. It’s natural to want to store this somewhere in o...

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How autoscaling Kubernetes on Brightbox works

We’ve just launched our Kubernetes autoscaler, which creates and destroys new Kubernetes cluster nodes in response to demand and I thought I’d go into more d...

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Announcing the Brightbox Kubernetes Autoscaler

Today I’m really pleased to announce the Brightbox Kubernetes Autoscaler. With this enabled, your Kubernetes cluster can grow and shrink its own cloud server...

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