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Brightbox is 11 years old!

Today we’re celebrating 11 years since we officially started Brightbox. 11 might seem like a strange number to celebrate specifically. It would be easy for y...

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Kubernetes now supports Brightbox Load Balancers

We’ve released a new version of our Brightbox Kubernetes Cloud Controller Manager which now supports our Load Balancer service. It allows Kubernetes to creat...

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Announcing Two-factor Authentication

We’re pleased to announce that Brightbox now supports Two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication (2FA) has been a rather long-running feature requ...

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Deploy Kubernetes on Brightbox Cloud

We’re pleased to announce the initial release of the Brightbox Kubernetes Cloud Controller Manager. Kubernetes is an open-source orchestration system for co...

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L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) vulnerabilities

Today Intel disclosed details of new speculative execution vulnerabilities called “L1 Terminal Fault”, or L1TF for short. They’ve been assigned the CVE ids C...

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Using Terraform with Brightbox Cloud just got easier

We’re pleased to announce that the Brightbox Terraform Provider is now officially included in Hashicorp’s Terraform cloud provider repository and so can now ...

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Brightbox and the GDPR

I’m sure you will already be aware of the GDPR - the comprehensive reform of European Union (EU) privacy law which comes into force on 25 May 2018. At Brigh...

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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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