Tales from the ups and downs of running a cloud

"A long time ago in a data centre far, far away.... Our first episode takes us back to the early days of launching Civo, where we had a fledgling Ceph cluster with a bunch of SSDs in each. Those were darker times, in the early days of OpenStack. As time went by the cluster grew, new bigger nodes were added along with bigger disks.


How to Get Azure Blob Container Size

Something we get asked quite often is, how can I see the size of my Containers in each Storage Account? We know that Azure storage is one of the fastest growing aspects of Azure because it offers almost a limitless supply of storage, so companies are consuming more and more storage at an explosive rate. The question of being able to track this consumption is becoming more and more relevant. OK, so how can I get the size of my containers in a Storage Account?


Flexible control over instance storage

Ocean by Spot provides continuous optimization for the underlying infrastructure of containerized workloads. Launch specifications is a key feature that enables users to manage different types of workloads on the same Ocean cluster. With launch specs, cluster administrators can granularly set specific configurations per application, as needed.


What is Azure Blob Storage?

If you have ever had the need to store large amounts of files and data, then Azure’s Blob Storage is made for you. Microsoft’s Azure Cloud provides huge benefits with not only their fantastic services, locations, availability and support, but also in their almost seemingly infinite capacity. Azure Blob Storage is not only scalable, durable and almost always available it also provides flexibility to scale as your business requirements need.


How to view the size of all my Azure Storage Accounts and Blobs

As more and more organisations dive into Azure, storage consumption continues to grow and so does the cost to businesses. Azure offers almost a limitless supply of storage, but this comes at a cost so it’s important to know exactly where that storage is going. There are a few ways to get this information, either via the Azure portal, Azure Storage Explorer or even PowerShell. However, all these tools have limitations and to be honest, rather lacking and not that straightforward.


47% of Enterprises Lack Visibility/Insight Performance of IT Systems: Virtana integrates with Pure Storage to Provide Real-Time Intelligence

San Jose, CA, August 31, 2020 – Enterprises are struggling with their IT performance, as almost half (47%) admitted they lack visibility and insight into their systems in a recent survey. In response, Virtana, a leader in enterprise hybrid cloud migration and optimization today announced an integration with Pure Storage, an IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world.


Cloud Storage Security: Common Issues, Best Practices and Software Solutions

Cloud storage has become mainstream. It is one of the fastest-growing segments of IT spending and an indispensable tool for many modern businesses. However, not enough is being done to secure data residing in the cloud. According to Gartner, 90% of organizations that fail to control public cloud use will share information inadvertently or inappropriately through 2025. Almost all cloud security failures will be due to the cloud customer, not the service provider.


Competition or Coopetition in the Persistent Storage Market?

Rancher Labs’ recent launch of Longhorn was in response to DevOps’ distress call for a cloud-native persistent storage solution for Kubernetes. At the time, industry pundit Chris Mellor posted that the company had entered into direct competition with its partners Portworx and Storage OS. A healthy dose of coopetition may be more like it.


The Indestructible Blob - Humio on Azure Object Storage

As Humio deployments have become more numerous and varied over recent weeks and months, there has been an increasing demand for Humio to support Azure Blob Storage for its long-term persistent data. This article discusses exactly why you would want to do that, but more importantly how to actually get it working (and working well!).