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Los Angeles, California

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1-844-CLOUDLA 1-844-256-8352

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Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Worst Cloud Drives

As hard drives have become more and more commoditized and prices per TB continue to drop, manufacturers are under immense pressure to find ways to differentiate their drives and establish better profit margins. While drive consumers simply expect the drive to be fast and reliable, some manufactures seem to think that reliability is a value…
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SmartOS VM Change IP Address

The expected method for managing VM IP addresses in SmartOS is an orchestration system like Joyent SDC or Project FiFo, but both these systems have enough of a resource overhead that some people may choose to run SmartOS as a stand-alone hypervisor. As SmartOS is primarily a cloud platform it would be detrimental to the sytem…
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Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Single Peer BGP Setup

The Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Pro is an excellent router if you're looking for carrier grade performance at a fraction of the price of Cisco or Juniper. It uses standard DIMM memory, so you can use the EdgeRouter Pro to accommodate full BGP routes for a cost of hundreds of dollars, rather than tens of thousands. It runs EdgeOS…
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“Let’s Encrypt” Free SSL/HTTPS Certificates

I am probably not the only person that thinks the SSL/HTTPS certificates industry is completely contrived. There may be some value in validated certificates, but let's face it, the average user just looks for "https" in the URL with no browser warning, and they're good to go. So that begs the question, why do we have to pay a…
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Updating a SmartOS USB Install

This is an abbreviated how-to on updating your SmartOS version when your existing install is booting from a USB flash drive. In this example we will be updating to 20150903T073920Z but you would simple replace the occurrences of 20150903T073920Z with whatever version you want to update to.     Check your current version. # uname -a SunOS…
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What Are NoSQL Databases?

With the advent of cloud computing the need to move away from large monolithic databases becomes more and more essential. Pure cloud environments don't scale vertically very well, so a large central database server is impractical and violates the design mandates of a pure cloud computing environment which requires using distributed increments of commodity virtual hardware, often…
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Login to SmartOS VM with SSH Keys

SSH keys are installed on your client workstation and once loaded into the FiFo management interface allow you to login to your guest virtual machines without the need for a root password. This authentication method is not only more secure but also more convenient than using a typed password. It is essential to get SSH…
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Hanging out in the datacenter

We're busy getting the cloud.LA presence setup at Switch SuperNAP in Vegas. This is an absolutely amazing facility. Check them out at https://www.supernap.com.       Facility Details: Uptime-certified Tier IV Gold Tier IV Gold operations, security and maintenance protocols Supporting 40+ kW of power per cabinet at scale 100% power and cooling uptime SLA…
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Speedtest.net on cloud.LA

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We are happy to be hosting Irvine's only Speedtest.net node. Hosting a speed test server is an excellent way to test a new carrier and make sure our infrastructure is ready for cloud traffic. So far we are seeing excellent throughput from Cogent. Apparently building-out their network to serve as the primary carrier for Netflix has worked well for them 🙂