Maartje Eyskens

Why OVH Cloud doesn't replace RunAbove

I am a big fan of OVH. They got a great network, best DDoS protection, very good pricing, nice hardware but they made a mistake with their cloud. More than a year ago we at Innovate Technologies migrated many of our services to the new cloud service under the sub-diary of OVH called RunAbove. They had a nice offering. Sandboxes, with SSD, 2 or 4GB memory and shared resources. Great to develop on or run a small unimportant server.

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HTTP/2 with Let's encrypt

Last week we enabled HTTP/2 on all “new” infrastructure at SHOUTca.st, serving all ITFrame API requests, Cast streams and album art faster. When updating the Debian based servers today I also took the time to upgrade my blog here. Let’s encrypt As you can see I also changed from CloudFlare’s TLS to Let’s encrypt (a few weeks ago). They were friendly enough to let me in for the beta test.

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Meanwhile in Git: Cast + DJ

At SHOUTca.st, we’re working hard. Developing new products and bringing you improvements to our current services. But sometimes I feel it’s not clear to everybody what we are doing currently on the development side of things. That’s why I’m running a new blog series to explain the things behind the scenes of our development. This series is called “Meanwhile in Git” as we use Git to work on our internal projects.

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Floating containers on an ARM mini cloud

Scaleway is a great idea. Using self-designed ARM hardware to host small applications on and being able to offer it at a price your Amazon instance can barely boot for. In fact I moved my blog to there and be able to run it on my dedicated supercharged Raspberry Pi like server and still have enough power left to play Angry Birds (if only that was possible). Their vision is to horizontal scale your apps over several small machines.

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