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Monitoring inactivity at scale

Most monitoring systems monitor activity: your CPU utilisation, your disk space, your emails sent count. But many times we need to monitor inactivity, like knowing when a server is not accessible anymore, when a queue worker has stopped picking up new jobs or when an agent hasn’t called home…

Docker Production Toolset

Docker in production from A to Z If you have tried using Linux containers (like Docker) in production, you are aware of the difficulties surrounding image building, orchestration of containers, logging and monitoring them. Cloud 66 simplifies Ops for developers by building, configuring and managing your servers on any cloud.…

Using GoogleApps as your 'ActiveDirectory'

We use hosted services for many of our critical tools at Cloud 66: source control, ticketing (github), Helpdesk (HelpScout), sales (Close.io), transactional emails (Mandrill, Customer.io), mailing lists (Mailchimp) and I guess some more I can't remember now. We also have 4 custom internal websites that we use for…

Moving your Nodejitsu apps to Cloud 66

With the recent news about Nodejitsu shutting down its PaaS service, we received questions from some Nodejitsu customers asking about support on moving their apps to Cloud 66, so I thought I should offer to help anyone affected to move their apps over to Cloud 66. For those not familiar,…

Cloud 66 + A = winning partnership in Canada!

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Cloud-A, a new cloud vendor in the Cloud 66 family! Cloud-A was launched in 2013 and is a 'true Canadian cloud' that offers a public cloud infrastructure solutions. Why Cloud-A? We were looking for a new cloud vendor in Canada for…

Failover Groups - how can it help you achieve high availability

Failover Group is a new name to what you might know as ElasticAddress. The name was changed to make it more convenient and easier to find. What is a Failover Group? A Failover Group offers a solution for the fast and secure traffic switching between your stacks. This feature allows…

A web developer and a container consultant walk into a bar…

Today we are announcing Docker support for Cloud 66. To tell you the truth we don’t really care about containers, we care about what they can do for our customers. Here is why: This is a fictional conversation between Steve, a web developer and John a “container consultant”. All…

Tools of the new data centre

Scripting Everything! Everybody knows the benefits of having a scripted infrastructure. Tools like Chef, Puppet, Ansible or SaltStack all help you with scripting your infrastructure. You can go further and say not only scripting infrastructure is the right way to go but immutable infrastructure is what we need: re-creatable and…

Automatic database replication for MySQL, PostgerSQL, MongoDB and Redis

We are happy to talk to you about how Cloud 66 Database Replication is now even more powerful than before. Database Replication is designed to help you to scale your database and improve your service availability simply by setting up slave/master replication. You can set up database replication in…

Say hello to Azure!

We are thrilled to announce new cloud vendor is in the Cloud 66 family: Microsoft Azure. Azure combines VMs running on Linux and Windows on a mix of IaaS and PaaS, providing a unique combination of feature sets to their customers. Since we ran our “Which Cloud Provider Should We…