The second annual SelectelTechDay took place on September 21 in the Selectel conference hall. Over 200 people (twice as many as last year!) came out to learn about the latest technological and developmental trends on the IT market. Today we’ll be taking a quick look back at what went on in our data center: the latest hardware, impressive presentations, surprise gifts, and data center tours, which even invoked a sense of nostalgia in some of our guests. Read more
As we’ve mentioned in previous articles, the Selectel Virtual Private Cloud is built on the OpenStack platform.
A lot of our clients are already used to using Ansible, a configuration management system that lets you automate routine tasks. Among its other advantages, Ansible already has a wealth of ready-made modules available, including those for automating processes with OpenStack components (list of modules). Read more
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.
Today we’re publishing a guest post written by our client Alexey Vakhov. Alexey is the CTO of Uchi.ru, a company that develops an educational platform under the same name and also hosts interactive competitions (olympiads) for schoolchildren. The entire Uchi.ru infrastructure is built on our Virtual Private Cloud.
Alexey Vakhov gives a detailed account of how he and his colleagues use the utility Terraform for automating the setup and support of a virtual infrastructure. We hope his experience will be interesting for our other VPC users.
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.
The Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) used to operate entirely out of one data center in St. Petersburg, and as a result, it lacked pools. We made it a point to address this issue and we’ve kept our word: we’ve opened a new VPC pool in our Moscow data center, Berzarina. This ensures fault-tolerance, improves connectivity, and raises the performance of our users’ resources.
On September 1, 2015, a law came into effect regarding how the personal data of Russian citizens is stored. Although over a year has passed, the law is again making headlines as the social network LinkedIn was recently blocked for failing to comply with new legal requirements. Today, we’d like to clear up some of the confusion surrounding this legislation and what exactly is stipulated by it.