Introducing the new Cloud 66 Toolbelt

We just released a new version of our toolbelt. We listened to your feedback and worked on a completely brand-new toolbelt. What's changed? It's much faster to load (we rewrote the whole thing in Go). It's not a gem anymore so it won't get into conflict with your gemsets and…

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Rotating your SSL Keys and Certificates

With the recent OpenSSL security vulnerability just starting to settle down, many of our customers are asking how to rotate their SSL certificates and keys. Here is a quick review of the process. Reissue the certificate Your Certificate Authority (CA) usually gives you a self-service option to reissue certificates. For…

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Security Vulnerability CVE-2014-0160 (Heartbleed)

Summary A security vulnerability in OpenSSL library was publicly reported today. It is non-trivial and most probably affects the SSL traffic of your servers. Your Cloud 66 servers will get the patch automatically but you will need to restart your nginx when you are comfortable with a slight disruption in…

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Disaster recovery with Cloud 66

As the complexity of cloud infrastructure and code increases, disaster recovery quickly becomes a very expensive cost for developers and businesses alike. Time is the single most important variable in these situations - be it the time your application is offline or the time you spend solving an issue. With…

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Cloud 66 + Slack

Today we are happy to tell you about the official Slack integration for Cloud 66. We have been using Slack for a while at Cloud 66 and really love it. That's why we wanted to have it integrated with Cloud 66 notifications so we can enjoy team deployment notifications ourselves…

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How we moved from EC2 Classic to EC2 VPC

Recently we moved our whole production infrastructure from EC2 Classic to EC2 VPC. We are very happy with this move and this is an attempt to outline the motivation for this move and our experience doing it. Cloud 66 Production Infrastructure - before the move We have servers in all…

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Cloud 66 and Honeybadger Integration

Today we are excited to announce our partnership with Honeybadger, a great exception monitoring service used by many great companies from Pivotal Labs and Thoughtbot to DigitalOcean and eBay. This partnership allows us to bring the goodness of Honeybadger to Cloud 66 users everywhere. All you need to do is…

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Speeding up your deployments!

Step 1: Parallel Deploys You asked and we listened! We’re working hard on making your stack builds and deployments faster, and are happy to announce a piece of that puzzle: parallel deployments. You can now deploy against each server in a stack simultaneously, which has some very big speed…

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You Manage What You Measure

Here at Cloud 66 there is a lot to measure: from site visitors to signups and temperature outside to the tweets about us. But more importantly we have a ton of metrics that are about our production systems: number of servers running, error rates, cloud provider metrics and server heartbeats…

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Empowering the next generation of developers

We’re very happy to announce our new partnership with Flatiron School, a New York based program that offers full-time, intensive classes (plus pre-work) “designed to turn you into a web developer”. We share their belief that programming can be learnt by anyone, and they empower their students with the…

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