Microsoft Cloud Applications

A lot of clients have already noticed a new service in our control panel: Cloud apps. In this article, we’ll look at the most popular Microsoft cloud services, including Office 365, Exchange Online, Azure Active Directory, OneDrive, and more. We’ll also dispel the most common doubts people have about transferring to the cloud. Read more

Interview with Selectel CEO, Pavel Alimov

“We will easily beat Amazon in Russia”
The CEO of Selectel told us why cloud business in Russia is growing despite economic headwinds.

In an interview with RBC St. Petersburg, Selectel CEO Pavel Alimov discusses why the Russian cloud market is attractive for foreign players, why both Russian and International players can be successful here, and the benefits of government regulation in the industry. Read more

The World before Selectel: What Can Change in 10 Years

This year marks Selectel’s 10-year anniversary! We’re so excited that we’ll be celebrating all year. Let’s kick it off by looking back to what life was like when the company was first founded. Below are some of the biggest events we can remember happening about ten years ago (warning: reading the following list might make you feel old). Read more

Guest Post: Intel Optane and In-Memory Databases

Today we’ll be publishing a guest post, co-authored by Konstantin Boyandin, a system administrator from Novosibirsk.

Konstantin worked with in-memory databases (memacached, Redis, Apache ignite, etc.) on a server built with an Intel Optane SSD. The specific device tested was the Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X and was connected using IMDT (Intel Memory Drive Technology), which made the drive available to the OS and applications as RAM. Read more

AMD vs Intel: Comparative Benchmarks

We regularly publish articles on the latest processors from Intel, which for many year has maintained its position as the market leader of server solutions. However, the situation has been changing as of late and other players have actively been making a name for themselves. This past March, AMD released it EPYC processor family, which has received some interesting and generally positive reviews (like this article on Anandtech). Seeing and trying something for yourself though often proves more valuable than reading (even hundreds) of articles online. Read more