Tag: cloud storage

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Cloud Storage Updates

Are you ready for some big news? Cloud Storage has been fully updated and in some cases, service prices have been reduced threefold!

Selectel Cloud Storage is most commonly used for:

  • Storing backups and archives
  • Distributing static content for online applications and sites
  • Hosting static sites
  • Sharing media with other users

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Cloud Provider Checklist: Important Factors

The market today is flooded with offers from different cloud service providers. It’s not just a question of just choosing one service over another; clients firstly consider their business requirements and the relevant tasks.

In this post, we’ve compiled a list of the most important features individuals should look for when choosing their cloud service provider. If the best solution for your business is cloud-based, then please feel free to refer to this checklist before making your final decision.

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Success Story: Datagrav

We sometimes meet with clients to find out what they’re working on, what problems they encounter, and what role Selectel plays in all of it. Once such company from St. Petersburg is called Datagrav, and we recently discussed these topics with their CEO, Sergey Kochuguyev.

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Cloud Storage: New API Functions

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We recently wrote about our switch to a new platform, which has let us make big improvements to our Cloud Storage. We talked about how we developed our storage’s logic and architecture, as well as how we rewrote several components in Go, which makes our storage even faster and more stable than before.

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Cloud Storage: API Updates

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Big News: We’ve rewritten our Cloud Storage API! The system is much more stable and quicker thanks to the new platform, Hummingbird. Hummingbird is essentially an implementation of several OpenStack Swift components written in Go. We’ll discuss how we implemented hummingbird and what problems it helped us solve in this article.

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Static Sites: Configuration and Optimization

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Today, we’ll be talking about hosting static sites in Cloud Storage. More specifically, we’ll be looking at how they can be set up and optimized.

From a user’s point of view, one of the most important criteria for a site is its load time. If a site takes too long to load for one reason or another, it will lose visitors who simply don’t want to wait. To increase a site’s speed, optimization must occur.

Below are some of our tips for optimizing static sites in Cloud Storage and decreasing load times.

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Connecting the Cloud to a CDN

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Websites sometimes contain a substantial amount of heavy static content: JavaScript and CSS libraries, images, binary files, etc. Unfortunately, storing and distributing this content can sometimes be problematic.

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