Is ‘Metal as a Service’ too heavy for the cloud?

3rd January 2013 by Joe Gardiner

Metal as a Service is a new layer in the stack under IaaS and is described by Mark Shuttleworth as, “…bringing cloud semantics to the bare metal world.” Essentially MaaS supplies bare metal that can be deployed similarly to cloud …

WordPress VIP hosting for the rest of us

9th February 2010

As you may have read, TechCrunch, a blog focused on profiling and reviewing internet products, was hacked a couple of weeks ago. They were using Rackspace’s hosting service, but if you run a traceroute on the TechCrunch domain you’ll see …

Process list for OpenVZ containers (vztop)

17th March 2009

The standard linux task list shows you each process and the resources (e.g. CPU, Memory) that they are consuming. However, if you run top on an OpenVZ host server, it doesn’t show you the container ID of each process. Fortunately, …