The 11th annual HighLoad++ conference was held from November 7-8 at the Skolkovo Innovation Center. This year, the conference saw 2 700 people in attendance—200 more than last year! Today we’ll be reporting on the highlights and presentations that our team from Selectel saw. Read more
We’ve added a new function to The Virtual Private Cloud to make managing virtual machines even more convenient and cost-effective: workload statistics.
Users can now view graphs on the workloads of virtual machine components from the control panel or gather measurement data over REST API.
In this article, we’ll talk about the components used for gathering, processing, and storing virtual machine metrics as well as give examples of how these components can be configured. Read more
Our Virtual Private Cloud is built on OpenStack. The initial cloud setup and several types of objects can be managed from our API.
To make our service even easier to use, we’ve developed the selvpcclient library. The library is written in Python and covers the entire API, which lets you manage projects, quotas, and resources from your program code and console. 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
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.
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.
In addition to the API, we’ve spent the last few months making general improvements to our Virtual Private Cloud. In this article, we’ll be talking about the latest updates and innovations.