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Survival in the Cloud: Downtime is not a matter of IF, it is a matter of WHEN.

A great thinker once said: "The Internet is held together with bubble gum and duct tape". And that is so true.

One thing we like to educate our clients on is the subject of downtime. Downtime can be greatly minimized, but not forever eliminated.

First, do not believe any claim


Survival in the cloud: Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

Your cloud provider, such as our ColossusCloud service, is the basket.

Your apps and clients are the eggs.

What was the lesson you were always taught from when you were a child? Don't put all eggs in one basket.

Our service provides 6 different and fully independent regions where you


Survival in the cloud: A Shared environment, such as Virtual Servers, may not be what is best for you.

Do you like control? You don't like it when your public cloud provider announces a maintenance window and you have no control over that?

We get it. No one likes downtime or forcing you to reboot your virtual servers. But the "cloud", whether it is ColossusCloud or AWS/Azure/Google/


Survival in the cloud: Control Test Reboots are Necessary to Avoid Heart Attacks; Schedule Them with Our Staff.

A client recently asked us to add an 8TB hard disk to his dedicated server while the server was live. That's no problem, as this client has a dedicated server with hot disk swap capabilities (we can install/remove disks via a front facing ejection mechanism).

We do, however, always


Survival in the cloud: backup, backup, backup!

We just can't stress this enough.

Our daily usage of "the cloud" in our phones, for example, have given us a sense that everything we put in the cloud is safe and we do not need to worry about it. The cloud is some magical, ethereal perfect thing that stores


Survival in the cloud: Dump your SQL database to Dropbox/Box/Resilio

Since your data is, of course, highly valuable, your VMs are most likely signed up to one of our backup solutions (What? They are not??? You should!).

With ColossusCloud's backup service, our system will perform a "just in time" snapshot of your virtual server's disk every day. What does this


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